Establish a baseline for containerized Java applications

This article describes how to establish a baseline for containerized Java applications.

It's important to establish a baseline to understand what your application is really doing and how much memory and how many CPU cores it needs. An under-provisioned environment may impact the overall performance of your containerized application, while an over-provisioned environment may increase your costs.

The process of establishing a baseline will allow you to experiment with different settings and then determine their impact and the right balanced amount of resources needed.

To establish a baseline, you can use Azure Application Insights or an APM solution of your choice.

Use Azure Application Insights

For information on setting up Application Insights, see Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry-based auto-instrumentation for Java applications.

Next steps

Now that you've configured Azure Application Insights for your application, the next step is to review the recommendations for the target platform.