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Infra monitoring

Doron Bargo on The 10 Best Linux Monitoring Tools and Software to Improve Server Performance.


Convis - Open Source Container Visibility (introduced by Will Glozer). Kentik Labs open sourced this eBPF-based container visibility tool, which supports the Prometheus remote_write protocol.

Timescale SQL tracing

What are traces, and how SQL (yes, SQL) and OpenTelemetry can help us get more value out of traces to build better software by Ramon Guiu. Interesting read and exciting possibilities here!

OpenTelemetry bootcamp

Are you new to OpenTelemetry and looking for a gentle introduction into the space along with hands-on knowledge? Check out Aspecto's The OpenTelemetry Bootcamp.

SREcon21 o11y panel

The SREcon21 panel: Observability with panelists Liz Fong-Jones, Gabe Wishnie, Štěpán Davidovič, Richard Waid, and Partha Kanuparthy is something you should watch.

PromQL compatibility

Julius Volz ran the PromQL Vendor Compatibility test again and the results are in.

Otel collector patterns

One of the great talks at KubeCon was OpenTelemetry Collector Deployment Patterns by Juraci Paixão Kröhling.

Bartek Plotka on the Five key and emerging trends in cloud observability. Nice!

Kubernetes state metrics

Our Journey Taking Kubernetes State Metrics to the Next Level by Charly Fontaine, Cedric Lamoriniere, and Ahmed Mezghani reports on some recent work in that space.

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!