Hope you’re all doing well and staying cool in the face of some unusual weather. Sit back and enjoy another collection of stories from the past week!
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A wide-angle look at observability considerations for containers with an emphasis on meaningful signals.
Some of these dashboards are truly gorgeous. I’m not sure how effective they are for daily use, but they’re solid inspiration for future projects.
I’ll never get tired reading how other engineers think about debugging and interpreting signals. A great diagnostic story.
“The Flow Exporter is a sidecar that uses eBPF tracepoints to capture TCP flows at near real time on instances that power the Netflix microservices architecture.”
Genuinely curious to see what this looks like at scale. Drool.
How and why you might want to use fluentd for Kubernetes logging.
Still sitting here still tapping my foot waiting for GrafanaCONline 2021 videos to be released. In the meantime, here’s a quick recap of some highlights from the event.
Is there anything that OpenTelemetry can’t do? All kidding aside, custom context propagation sounds like one of those things that solve problems that I’m really glad I don’t have to deal with.
I’ve never heard of metrics certification before, this sounds wild. Feels a little domain-specific (i.e. social media), but interesting nonetheless. Where else might this be useful?
This feels like a lot of complexity to avoid using CloudWatch metrics, but it’s an interesting use of Lambda functions and AWS Secrets Manager.
If you rely on Kafka Streams, you should check this out. Personally, I got lost in a rabbit hole reading about Ziggurat, their “stream processing framework to build stateless applications on Kafka”.
One of the first technical conferences to resume in-person events, Monitorama is returning to Portland, OR this fall. It looks like a return to form for one of our favorite events (ok, we might be biased). Hope to see you there!
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See you next week!
– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor