A little bit of everything this week, with an emphasis on logging, security, and Kubernetes topics. Enjoy! 🍩☕📈

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Observability & Monitoring Community Slack

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From The Community

What to remember if you decide to ingest logs using logging agent in Google Cloud

Some helpful background and considerations for using Google Cloud’s logging agents.

The Importance of Structured Logging In AWS (and Anywhere Else)

The first of two articles from the same author, this post introduces structured logging and explains why it’s so beneficial to observable systems.

How to Implement Structured Logging In AWS

Following up on the previous article, the author takes a more hands-on look at how to implement structured logging in AWS using Lambda layers.

My Big Fat Monolithic Alert

PagerDuty’s ruleset feature is an effective way of filtering and routing discrete notifications to affected teams. In this case, the engineers have used it to alleviate pager fatigue caused by an aging monolith.

Presenting Kubernetes API on Grafana

A unique approach for driving your Grafana dashboards through the Kubernetes API.

Dice, Skylines and CloudWatch Anomaly Detection

An interesting look at CloudWatch Anomaly Detection, which types of data it’s suitable for, and how to test this yourself with custom data.

Debugging containerd

Some handy tips and techniques from Zendesk engineers learning how to debug the containerd CRI for their own systems.

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Headed to Portland for Monitorama PDX 2022? We sure are! Chronosphere’s Chris Ward will be speaking about increasing cloud-native sustainability with observability on Tuesday, June 28. Come check out his session, grab some swag, and enter for a chance to win a PS5! See what other activities we’re up to that week here. (SPONSORED)

Kubernetes Liveness Probe - Practical Guide

An excellent introduction to and guide through the use of Kubernetes Liveness Probes for internal monitoring of your pods.

Breaking down firewalls with BPFDoor - How to detect it with Falco

If you’ve been here for a while, you know I’m an advocate for Observability and Security teams working more closely together. Falco is a great example of that, demonstrated here as a way to monitor for BPFDoor use by attackers.

How Prometheus Querying Works (and Why You Should Care)

For the most part, Prometheus queries “just work” and we don’t have to think too much about the magic behind the scenes. But if you’ve ever been curious (especially if coming from a different time-series system), this post includes a succinct overview along with some tips to optimize your queries.

Prometheus 2.36 – What’s new?

A nice recap of some of the more impactful changes introduced in Prometheus 2.36.


Monitorama PDX 2022 - June 27-29 (Portland, OR)

Monitorama has released their full speaker lineup and agenda for this month’s event in Portland, OR. It looks like a return to form for one of our favorite events (ok, we might be biased). Hope to see you there!

Job Opportunities

DevOps Engineer at Percona (EU Remote)

Sr Manager, SRE at Zscaler (US Remote)

Sr. Site Reliability Engineer at Zscaler (US Remote)

Cloud Engineer at Redox (US Remote)

See you next week!

– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor