More talks in the program:
09:00 - 17:00
How do you monitor your environment and your applications? How do you apply monitoring principles of RED (Rate, Errors, Duration) and USE (Utilization, Saturation, Errors)? What are the “Golden Signals” to monitor, how do you keep access and application logs for root cause analysis?
In this workshop we’ll walk through the building blocks of a modern monitoring and observability infrastructure (e.g. Filebeat, Logstash, Graylog, Elastic, Prometheus, Grafana). We’ll also shed light on other solutions like e.g. Loki and Kibana. We’ll start off with a naked Kubernetes cluster, extending the monitoring capabilities step by step. We’ll deploy typical monitoring targets like a Spring Boot application or a WordPress blog. Together we’ll develop monitoring strategies for applications, ingresses and the surrounding container environment.
Content & Process
Theory: observability, monitoring, logging (USE, RED), terms and definitions, meet the tech stack for this workshop (Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud, VS Code),
collecting ideas what we want to monitor, log and observe in our applications
Logging: Installing and configuring Filebeat, Elasticsearch, Logstash and Graylog (the “ELG” stack), enrichment of logs in Logstash (geoip, user agent detection, Grok regular expressions)
Monitoring: Installing Prometheus and Grafana. Configuring cluster monitoring as well as container, pod and ingress monitoring.
Open Space: Bring your own ideas and topics. Need some ideas? Uptime-Monitoring, alternative toolstacks (Loki, Kibana), Kubernetes Dashboards (Weave Scope), Event-Logging (OOM)
Audience & Requirements
This workshop is ideal for software developers, architects or systems engineers, who are keen to “hands on” create an observability infrastructure. The tools and configurations we are going to use throughout this workshop are publicly available on GitHub.
Participants should be familiar with Docker. To participate, you need your own Laptop with a SSH client installed and a SSH key created. If you have VSCode and the VSCode “Remote Development Extension Pack” installed, you’ll be able to work seamlessly on the remote cluster.