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Show Date: Thursday, June 21 15:00 EDT

Monitoringsucks, a Status Update



Topic: Monitoring Sucks

  • Original blog post
  • Why does monitoring suck?
  • Lusis recently you wrote a status update
  • What's gotten better? what's coming?
    • Presence-based Discovery
    • Self-service & culture
    • application health by default
  • What about crazy math stuff by moving averages and reservoir sampling (Coda Hale)? Coda Hale's Metrics library
  • The monitoringsucks github repo
  • Jim Hopp runs his integration tests along w/ regular chef runs, does that blur the line b/w monitoring and testing? should we use testing for monitoring?
  • What are u using for monitoring your infrastructure right now?
  • What are you excited about in this space?
  • What are the biggest challenges to making monitoring suck less?
  • What do you think of Boundary's monitoring service? Is it monitoring so hard a problem so we should just use Boundary instead?
  • Are there security risks in a self-service monitoring environment?





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  • the all-American roadtrip


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