Plenty of technical articles this week, with a great look at LinkedIn’s eBPF usage, some tools we haven’t heard from in a while, and a handful of conferences coming up. Enjoy! 🔥📈🔔

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Skyfall: eBPF agent for infrastructure observability

A look behind the scenes at how LinkedIn has adopted eBPF, what’s working well, and where challenges remain. Great stuff.

How we monitor data in Reco

How engineers at Reco approached their monitoring challenges with a combination of open source and commercial tools.

How to monitor Istio, the Kubernetes service mesh

A detailed look at Istio and how to monitor it effectively with Prometheus, Grafana, and Jaeger.

Installing Zabbix 6.2 and Adding Hosts with SNMP

Zabbix isn’t a popular choice on this side of the Atlantic, but it’s still hugely popular overseas. This author posted a handy example for monitoring SNMP hosts with the latest Zabbix release.

Observability Delivers Payback and Message of Success

This article is heavily laden with buzzwords, but there are some valid takeaways too. A good one to share with your CIO when they start asking about your observability tooling spend.

CFP open for Monitorama PDX 2023

The Monitorama conference has opened their Call for Participation for next year’s event in Portland, OR. I’m really hoping someone decides to do one of these “cage match” benchmarking battles between time series databases. 🤩

API Bites — Tactics to Secure Sensitive APIs

Although this post is centered on API security, there are a number of important considerations for how observability plays into this model.

Grafana security releases: New versions with fixes for CVE-2022-39229, CVE-2022-39201, CVE-2022-31130, CVE-2022-31123

Some moderate and medium security patches for Grafana 8.x and 9.x.

Monitoring Databricks Clusters with Prometheus + Consul

I was more than a little surprised to read that Databricks still uses Ganglia for their built-in metrics tooling. This guide walks you through an alternative stack using Prometheus and Consul.

Grafana 9.2 release

A bunch of new features and some security fixes in the latest Grafana release, including a new INNER JOIN transformation.


OTel Unplugged at KubeCon NA 2022!

The OpenTelemetry project is hosting OTel Unplugged, a hybrid event running concurrent with KubeCon NA late this month. Looks like a great event to catch in person or remote.

Open Source Monitoring Conference 2022

The Open Source Monitoring Conference is back again for their three-day event this November in Nuremberg. Great to see this conference continue to thrive in Europe.

See you next week!

– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor