Looks like everyone is on summer break (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway) as this week’s issue is shorter than normal. Ah, well, just means more time to spend outside, eh?

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From The Community

Linux Observability with BPF

Ooooh there’s a book on BPF coming out! And Jessie Frazelle wrote the foreward! There’s a bit of a sneak-peek here.

Why Every Company Can Benefit from a Blameless Culture

“A true blameless culture is the first step to enabling human resilience — the ability to navigate unanticipated, unforeseen, and unexpected incidents. After all, when navigating a world filled with uncertainty and complexity, only the adaptable will succeed.” Also, looks like a really neat new company too.

Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Anomaly Detection and Using Container Insights - Amazon CloudWatch

CloudWatch has come quite a long way since Corey Quinn’s think piece–er, hit piece–on the product. I like where this is going.

Key metrics for monitoring Consul

OUr friends at Datadog helping you monitor Consul. <3

How to use ApacheBench for web server performance testing

…and ApacheBench too! Everyone loves ApacheBench, right? Not familiar with it? Fire up the terminal and learn how useful it can be with this article.

s8sg/faas-flow-tower: control center for faas-flow

“A monitoring function stack to visualize faas-flow functions and requests in realtime” It’s actually hard to describe what this does in words–have a look at the screenshots on the page.

Scaling Graphite in a cloud environment

This article is great. “The go-graphite setup successfully scaled during our seasonal peak period and handled 400k data points per second using a cluster of 14 c5d.4xlarge instances. We use a replication factor of 2, that is, the cluster is able to write 800k points per second spread over tenths of millions of series. Compared to this, our legacy bare metal almost died at 50kpps.”

OpenTSDB Metric HBase Region Finder

Filed squarely in “problems I’m glad I don’t have,” the folks at Salesforce discuss how they go about determining which HBase region server is serving up metric queries, plus they’ve open-sourced the code so you don’t have to re-experience their pain.

How to Set Up a Prometheus, Grafana and Alertmanager Monitoring Stack on DigitalOcean Kubernetes

A quite in-depth walkthrough on setting all of these up on DigitalOcean’s k8s offering.

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– Mike (@mike_julian) Monitoring Weekly Editor