If you’re a tools person, this is the week you’ve been waiting for. Lots of unique and interesting stuff to learn about. Enjoy! 😎⛄

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Managing Availability in Service Based Deployments with Continuous Testing

I think there are a lot of different names for what Salesforce refers here to as Continuous Testing, but it’s a good practice regardless and the author does a good job explaining its role in deployment validation.

Getting visibility into your container images

This article introduces a new (to me) tool that looks super helpful for creating an inventory of all the software versions running in a container. I know that you can sort of do this with Prometheus already, but a standalone tool for audits makes a lot of sense too.

Deep Dive into Cortex Metrics

A two-part series on getting started with Cortex with Prometheus for a highly-available metrics aggregation solution.

Let service teams own the service operations instead of the SRE

This is more of a DevOps/SRE-related article, but it affects many of us who own monitoring or observability services.

5 Dashboard Design Best Practices

Most teams I’ve worked with will slap a bunch of metrics and graphs together without really understanding how to use the data effectively. This is a thoughtful look at how to design a dashboard with your users in mind.

SysAdvent Day 23 - What is eBPF?

You’ve heard a lot about eBPF but haven’t been sure how to try it out? SysAdvent brings us some examples for getting started with the BCC framework and a little Python.

Obvious Ownership: A Sensible Humane Registry

Discoverability of systems is a huge deal, but tools like Prometheus will only get you so far. How do you track ownership and relationships between seemingly disparate systems? A humane registry might be just the ticket.

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How to Debug Ruby Performance Issues Using Profiling

This feels more like a “showcase” of the Pyroscope open source project, but still a nifty looking profiling tool nonetheless.

Top AWS Lambda metrics to monitor

A quick recap of the metrics you’re likely to want to keep an eye on when dealing with Lambdas.

Five tricks for logging at scale in a Kubernetes environment with Grafana Loki

It’s a little buried below the marketing speak (not to mention the actual video hidden behind a registration form), but here’s a quick and dirty list of useful takeaways for anyone running Grafana Loki.



A CLI tool and Go library for generating a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) from container images and filesystems.


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See you next week!

– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor