I hope everyone enjoyed the return of our quarterly “best of” issues last week. This week we’re back to more fresh content, including a boatload (pun intended) of Kubernetes-related monitoring articles. Enjoy! ☸
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We hear about the sidecar pattern all the time, but rarely with an explanation of what it is or why we should care. Here you go.
How to autoscale your Kubernetes systems using any custom metric. Yes please and thank you.
Although this article isn’t specifically about monitoring, it provides a broader explanation of eBPF and Cilium. I’m starting to see both of technologies used a lot among monitoring and observability teams.
Speaking of Cilium, here’s one very specific use case for leveraging it to inspect TLS certs. This is an excellent technical walkthrough, with tons of accurate code examples and helpful diagrams.
Good monitoring and testing goes hand in hand. Here’s an interesting tool I first learned about this week for testing Kubernetes operators.
I don’t hear much these days about self-remediation (outside of Kubernetes), so this one piqued my interest. Good read about how Salesforce’s CDN integrates monitoring with autonomous interventions.
A comparison of three popular log aggregators. I’d like to see more dimensions covered (e.g. transforms, metrics exporting, etc) but it’s still a useful look at how each performs at basic log collection duties.
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Ever wonder why we don’t hear more about open source APM tooling (i.e. is it even a thing?). Wonder no more, this article has you covered.
According to this author, most of the existing documents out there for setting up an OpenTelemetry deployment either gloss over – or provide outdated details – for setting up encryption and authentication. This article aims to fill those gaps with current and relevant examples.
Some questions raised and lessons learned about observability in a production environment.
One CTO’s reflection on the importance of an on-call program. Probably obvious to most of us, but possibly helpful to share (or not) with your favorite CxO.
“KUbernetes Test TooL (KUTTL) provides a declarative approach to test Kubernetes Operators.”
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See you next week!
– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor