A fun week of articles with plenty of variety and hands-on experiences to share. Enjoy! πŸ˜ΈοΈπŸŒ„πŸ“ˆ

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How We Keep Our Government Apps Running With High Reliability: A Peek at Our Incident Management Strategy

An insightful read on incident management and reliability. I really appreciated the extra details such as their workflow diagrams and postmortem reports.

Automate the CloudWatch Agent configuration upon instance size change

A nifty pattern for dynamic reconfiguration of your CloudWatch Agent when an AWS instance size change is detected.

eBPF v/s Sidecars/Which of them is the future of kubernetes?

This is a really good article on competing models for K8s metrics collection, but I can’t help but wonder when the Kubernetes community will push their biases aside and consider the benefits of a push model. -_-

An adventure with SLOs, generic Prometheus alerting rules, and complex PromQL queries

I love the out-of-the-box developer experience from the Autometrics project. Great to see folks thinking about the lifecycle of observability tooling from the application developer perspective.

Forensic container analysis

Although this post is focused more on the security and debugging story around container checkpointing, there are clear implications for the future of Kubernetes observability (imho).

Monitoring with Apache SkyWalking

A couple posts this week from the SkyWalking project blog covering popular AWS services.

How to Monitor your Application using Prometheus

A hands-on guide for Kubernetes application monitoring with the Prometheus Operator.

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Logging in Django

An excellent logging primer for anyone developing or maintaining Django applications.

Observability for Sustainability

This article is pretty hand-wavy on details but serves as a reminder that Observability (and to a greater degree, SRE) can help lead to more sustainable architectures through responsible computing.

Collecting and Shipping Windows Events Logs with OpenTelemetry

We hear a lot about OpenTelemetry these days, but not much about using it on Windows systems. Nice to see this pattern exists.

AWS Fargate monitoring: Collect logs, traces, and metrics in Grafana

How to integrate your AWS Fargate serverless apps in Grafana.



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Monitorama PDX 2023 - June 26-28 (Portland, OR)

Monitorama is returning to Portland, OR next summer. The 2022 conference was a fantastic event and I look forward to seeing you all again in 2023.

See you next week!

– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor