Best Practice Service

The Best Practice service allows scheduling pre-defined best practice rules that check various properties of clusters and environments and report back which nodes pass or fail the rules.

The Best Practice service periodically scans your clusters to automatically detect issues that affect a cluster's health. It includes a set of rules, organized into different categories, that are used to analyze the nodes in a cluster and report back any deviations from the best practice recommendations for the clusters. The report includes recommendations on how to alter the node or cluster to fix the problems.

By default, all best practice rules are enabled (with the exception of the Sensitive Config Value Encryption rule in the Security Advisor) and configured to run at 5:00 AM GMT.

You can configure which rules are used when scanning the cluster and how often the clusters will be scanned.

If a best practice rule fails, it sends an alert. Similar to other alerts, you can configure notification settings for these rules.

Click Best Practice service in the Services section to see the current number of enabled rules that have passed and failed. Click the numbers to filter the list of rules to only passing or failing rules.

Click Configure to manage rules and see more details about each rule.