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From The Community

Prometheus Definitive Guide Part III - Prometheus Operator

Running Kubernetes and thinking about monitoring it with Prometheus, but not sure how to get started? This is the definitive guide you’ve ben looking for.

Pushing Logs to Loki Without Using Promtail

If you can’t (or don’t want to) use Promtail, it’s now possible to push your logs directly to Loki. Lots of useful bits about Python and Loki logging internals. A great read.

OpenTelemetry Collector achieves Tracing stability milestone

Congratulations to the OpenTelemetry project on reaching their GA milestone for Tracing components! 🎉

Observability: The 5-Year Retrospective

If you’ve been asleep for the past five years, this is a great way to get caught up on the past and present of Observability as an industry practice.

Forget predefined alerts, now you can create your own alert when your API is down with Monika

We’ve covered the Monika project a couple times this year. Looks like they’ve added some new alerting features and more flexible capabilities added to the project.

Building a Basic Website Monitoring Bot with Python — Part 1

On the other hand, if you’re feeling adventurous and thinking about writing your own website-monitoring Monika knock-off, this article has you covered.

Expanding the Observable Universe?

In a cloud-native world, it shouldn’t surprise me that we don’t see more network monitoring articles. I’m probably one of the few who gets excited to see articles about SNMP, but this one’s a doozy.

Below: a time travelling resource monitoring tool

This tool feels like a throwback to old school debugging utilities, but intentionally designed to leverage modern technologies like cgroups and eBPF. Good stuff.

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Kubermetrics — Cluster Visualization Made Simple

A new open source project for Kubernetes monitoring and visualization. I’m not sure why you’d prefer this over something like Prometheus and Grafana (which are dependencies, btw) but surely the developers had their reasons.

Avoid dropped logs due to out-of-order timestamps with a new Loki feature

Not gonna lie, I didn’t even realize this was a problem for Loki users… and I’m surprised it made it this far before being fixed. Regardless, nice to see it fixed in Loki v2.4.

SLOs and why you should care

Another good article on SLOs and why they’re important. This is one of those topics that I’m happy to keep revisiting because it really does matter.



A time traveling resource monitor for modern Linux systems.


Kubermetrics is an open-source dev tool that provides Kubernetes cluster monitoring as well as data visualization in a simple and easy to understand user interface.


Python logging handler for Loki.”


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– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor