Redis in Grafana¶
Mikhail Volkov writing about New plugins connect almost all of Redis for monitoring and visualization in Grafana.
Finding the Bug in the Haystack: Correlating Exceptions with Deployments by Dotan Horovits is a short but nice piece on said topic.
A very cool tool to create SLOs for Prometheus is slok/sloth and there's interest in making it OpenSLO conform. Talking about OpenSLO: while still early days, you might wanna check out its CLI called oslo, it does some basic vaidation. PRs welcome. I suppose? :)
Giulia Di Pietro compiled Key takeaways from o11yfest 2021 – SRE, Observability, and OpenTelemetry and that I found useful, thanks!
GitHub and OpenTelemetry¶
Why (and how) GitHub is adopting OpenTelemetry by Wolfgang Hennerbichler and Andrew Hayworth of GitHub is a very cool piece where the Hubbers share some insights on theor path towards stanardizing on Otel.
So the OpenSearch project now has a public roadmap up on GitHub, nice! Also, don't forget to check out the OpenObservability episode on OpenSearch: The Open Source Successor of Elasticsearch? with my colleague Kyle Davis as the guest.
The very awesome Frederic Branczyk on Observing containers in the most recent Increment magazine edition. Excellent article!
Otel in action¶
Alex Boten in a Twitter thread:
Ok, how easy does the OpenTelemetry collector make it to send data to different backends
Where they show, in a few lines how to connect to different tracing backends, from Lightstep to Jaeger.
PromQL in action¶
Jesus Ángel Samitier shared Top 10 PromQL examples for monitoring Kubernetes.
High cardinality alerts¶
How to alert on high cardinality data with Grafana Loki by Amnon Heiman is a really nice deep-dive on the topic.
Logz.io Otel instrumentation¶
Use Logz.io to Instrument Kubernetes with OpenTelemetry & Helm by Gedalyah Reback does exactly what it says on the tin.
That was it for this edition of the o11y newsletter. Feel free to share news items with me via Twitter—DMs are open if you like to share something in private. Stay safe and hope to see you around next week!