API Connect Reserved instance provides the ability to add remote API gateways so that you can co-locate the gateway service with your back-end systems for improved performance. With the new announcement of IBM Cloud Satellite, you can make use of this to securely expand your API Connect footprint across cloud providers and into the on-premise datacenter close to where your applications are running.
Currently the v10 Reserved Instance of API Connect doesn’t yet have a simple approach for headless use of the CLI toolkit. The following details how to use an IBM Cloud IAM bearer token with the API Connect CLI and REST API in a headless environment such as a CI/CD pipeline.
Even though a lot has changed within the API Connect product and the types and numbers of stacks we’re running since I first posted an overview of monitoring API Connect , the main areas we monitor haven’t.
As part of our work in running and monitoring our API Connect cloud deployments we’ve built some of our own tooling to assist with monitoring what is going on within the deployments. Trawler is one of these items which is used to gather metrics from a Kubernetes based deployment of API Connect.