This issue comes to you direct from Portland, OR as we prep for tomorrow’s Monitorama conference. If you see me at the event, please come up and say hi!

Plenty of OpenTelemetry and logging coverage this week, along with some hands-on technical guides. Enjoy! 😻🚀⚡

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From The Community

Enrich Logs with OpenTelemetry Collector

An excellent technical post on adding metadata and context into your logs with the OpenTelemetry Collector.

Why is monitoring so difficult?

Honestly, I can’t help but feel a little snarky when we blame observability-slash-monitoring for the complexity of our systems. Still, this post is a good reminder of how our design choices can extend to other disciplines.

AWS Lambda Monitoring - A Full Guide

A solid guide for anyone building or maintaining AWS Lambda systems.

OpenTelemetry Basics in Net6

I love how consistent and approachable OpenTelemtry is across different languages and platforms (at least compared to approaches that came before it). Good to see it making solid inroads with .NET developers.

Unlocking Observability With OpenTelemetry

Case in point, here’s another example with a focus on Java applications.

What Observability-Driven Development Is Not

Some helpful reminders for calibrating your observability mindset to help and not distract from your mission.

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Monitoring of open and secure API endpoints using Prometheus Blackbox

Definitely not a comprehensive look at blackbox monitoring with Prometheus, but it could be helpful if you’re new to the concept. I wouldn’t deploy this into production though. 😅

Routing logs to 2+ destinations with Fluentbit

A basic but helpful example for custom routing of logs to multiple destinations.

Level Up Your Tracing Platform with OpenTelemetry and Grafana Tempo

A quick review of tracing with Grafana Tempo and OpenTelemetry. I’d love to see a more side-by-side comparison of Tempo with other competing open source tracing services…

Demystify OpenTelemetry, with OpenSearch as a single plane of glass

… like OpenSearch. Admittedly, I’d rather consolidate my interactions in Grafana, but you should be able to have your cake and eat it too (though that’s out of scope for this article).

Grafana security release: CVE-2023-3128

Security patch releases for Grafana have been released to address a critical severity CVE advisory.


Monitorama 2023 PDX

Hard to believe another year has come and gone, but Monitorama is happening in tomorrow. I’m so grateful how the event has grown and flourished over the past ten years and that we’re coming together again in Portland to celebrate the occassion. I can’t wait to catch all the talks in person, but if you’re not able to join us, remember that we’ll be live streaming talks too!

See you next week!

– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor