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Thursday, March 30 • 14:45 - 17:00
Workshop: Instrumenting Own Applications for Prometheus [B] - Alexandru Somesan & Frederic Branczyk, CoreOS [registration required to attend]

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This workshop is designed for newcomers to the Kubernetes ecosystem that are looking to learn how to monitor their applications in the cluster using Prometheus.

Throughout this session, participants will learn how to reliably deploy Prometheus on Kubernetes, instrument and monitor own applications using the same principles by which Prometheus monitors the Kubernetes cluster itself and finally make use of collected metrics to set-up alarms and dashboards that suit their use-case.

Workshop outline:
  • Every participant has a working K8S cluster (either BYO or ad-hoc local multinode). 
  • Deploy Prometheus on the cluster using the Operator
  • Deploy example application (ideally web server + backend) to K8S cluster 
  • Discuss data flow from client to application in the context of K8S (ingress / external service). 
  • Discuss what kind of application metrics would meaningfully describe its operational state (counting processed requests, recording latencies as request passes through processing components inside app, exposing latencies of dependencies).
  • Implement at least one of each metric types (counter, histogram, gauge)
  • Configure Prometheus (through operator) to collect these metrics 
  • Display composite system + application metrics in dashboards (ready-made).

Registration is mandatory to attend this workshop session. REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat. 


Frederic Branczyk

Software Engineer, CoreOS
Frederic Branczyk is an engineer at CoreOS, where he contributes to Prometheus and Kubernetes to build state-of-the-art modern infrastructure and monitoring tools. Frederic discovered his interest in monitoring tools and distributed systems in his previous jobs, where he used machine learning to detect anomalies indicating intrusion attempts. He also worked on projects involving secrets management for distributed applications to build sane and... Read More →

Alexandru Somesan

Software Engineer, CoreOS
Software engineer at CoreOS. Previously at AWS. Interested in making cloud operations reliable, easy and boring. Major crush on Kubernetes and related technologies.

Thursday March 30, 2017 14:45 - 17:00
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