Installing the monitor extension is as straightforward as all the other GeoServer extensions. However, we have a choice to make about how we want to utilize the extension in production. The choice is in relation to how the data collected by the monitor extension is stored. There are two options:
Memory (default choice)
Monitor data is persisted in memory, only for the last 100 requests
All the request data is persisted to a database store using Hibernate
The monitor extension configuration controls the storage mechanism; however, we need to consider the options now as it will determine how we install and configure the extension. The choice is a trade-off between having a complete history of ...