Some fantastic articles this week, with a strong emphasis on troubleshooting tips, tools, and techniques. Enjoy! 🔧☕😍

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Effective Troubleshooting

An impressive collection of hard lessons learned and precautionary planning steps to take ahead of your next outage troubleshooting session.

Why Siloed Monitoring Hit the Wall

This is a well-reasoned and written article from someone I respect a lot. That said, I don’t agree that it has to be the case for companies with the foresight to avoid painting themselves into a corner. If this does sound like you, please share this post with your peers and reconsider how you’re building your systems. </rant>

Myth: service mesh can do distributed tracing of your application

Some hard truths about “out of the box” distributed tracing support among service meshes.

DIY multi-regional uptime monitoring with and Uptime Kuma

If you’re looking for an inexpensive free alternative to uptime monitoring services, check out this OSS project running on This feels particularly timely given Heroku’s decision to discontinue free dynos.

Improving Meta’s SLO workflows with data annotations

A look at how Meta evolved their SLO management platform to support annotations for richer context. This is a really nice pattern for informing your on-call teammates, especially between shift transitions.

How adding Kubernetes label selectors caused an outage in Grafana Cloud Logs — and how we resolved it

An interesting look behind the curtain at how Grafana Labs diagnosed an incident in their hosted service. I’ll be honest, seeing the fix makes me glad I don’t have to support that configuration. 😬

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Auto-convert Grafana dashboards from influxQL to PromQL

I’m not sure how common this use case is, but if you’re one of those looking to migrate from InfluxDB to Prometheus, this looks like a huge win.

Is Docker eating up disk space?

A friendly reminder to check your Docker logging configuration before it wakes you up at night.

9 Useful Interactive CLI Tools for Linux

This list of CLI tools is heavy on debugging utilities, with many landing somewhere between “things I use every day” and “things I forgot even existed”.

Security release: New versions of Grafana and Grafana Image Renderer with a high severity security fix for CVE-2022-31176

A high severity fix affecting both Grafana and the dedicated Image Renderer. Please upgrade your installations ASAP.



… a self-hosted monitoring tool like “Uptime Robot”.


A tool to migrate Grafana dashboards based on InfluxDB source to Prometheus source…


ObservabilityCON 2022

Grafana Labs has announced their next event, taking place this fall in New York. They’re accepting CFP submissions through September 9, 2022.

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See you next week!

– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor