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Tail Kubernetes logs

In How to Tail Kubernetes Logs: Using the Kubectl Command to See Pod, Container, and Deployment Logs, Gaurav Yadav walks us through the details.

Prometheus failure modes

Krisztian Fekete provides excellent insights into an important operational topic, check out Prometheus Failure Modes.

Managing OTel collectors

Using OpenTelemetry OpAMP to modify service telemetry on the go by Nimrod Shlagman of Cisco (via the OpenTelemetry blog) shows the Open Agent Management Protocol (OpAMP) in action.

101 guide to OpenTelemetry

Pete Goldin has a very nice 101 series on OTel, start here: A Guide to OpenTelemetry - Part 1.

Database observability

In Introducing lock insights and transaction insights for Spanner: troubleshoot lock contentions with pre-built dashboards Mohit Gulati discusses applied database observability.

OSS o11y adoption

Charlie Klein offers some nice data points and insights on the topic of The Open Source Observability Adoption and Migration Curve.

Build On show notes

My colleague Darko Mesaros put together the show notes for the recent Build On Live | Observability session on Twitch. Thanks!


New tools I stumbled upon and found noteworthy:

  • Murre is a lightweight Kubernetes monitoring tool, fetching CPU & memory metrics from the kubelet
  • Parca Plugin for Grafana is available, yay to Continuous Profiling!

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!