KubeCon Barcelona is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a way to enhance the monitoring capabilities of your Red Hat OpenShift clusters, then you’ll want to attend the conference’s Thursday keynote, as well as a number of other talks by the team inside Red Hat that works on Prometheus.
Now that Kubernetes has become the de facto standard for container native infrastructure, it’s time for many users to start focusing on more than just installing and standing up clusters. For many, this means solving the monitoring and instrumentation challenges that come with running cloud-based services and systems.
Fortunately, a group of Red Hat developers in Berlin, and a few other places, have been working very hard to provide enterprise-grade open source tools for just these purposes. Our office in Berlin is where much of this monitoring gets done, but we wanted to also provide a quick shout out to our remote workers on the team: Paul Gier in Texas, Krasi Georgiev in the UK, and Simon Pasquier in France. These three folks work full time writing upstream contributions to the Prometheus project, and because of their hard work, Red Hat is a major contributor to that project overall.
If your team is now worrying about how to monitor Kubernetes-based systems and services, perhaps they’d benefit from a trip to Barcelona May 20-23 to attend KubeCon. There members of the Berlin office and monitoring and instrumentation teams at Red Hat and within the CNCF will be giving talks and answering questions.
The real reason to attend KubeCon is the informative talks from the community. We’ve got 8 talks from our monitoring team. The full list is below, but if you’ve got some tougher questions to ask, you can always attend the Prometheus Deep Dive from 2 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday. This talk will be much more focused on answering audience questions and generally providing direct access to the developers of the project so attendees can get exactly what they need.
The big “can’t miss” event for folks looking to learn about monitoring, however, will be the Thursday keynote, featuring Tom Wilkie, VP of Product at Grafana Labs. Without dwelling on past, Frederic and Tom will present three exciting trends in observability for 2019 and beyond. Future developments need to tame complexity, enhance understanding and accelerate incident response.
Before the show kicks off, on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:25 a.m., the Instrumentation SIG from the CNCF will be meeting on site. This is a chance for the members of the team to meet and socialize, and also a great opportunity for potential new contributors to jump in and find a way to get involved. You will have to register ahead of time for this event, as space will be limited.
Tuesday kicks off with a number of demos. At the CNCF’s Prometheus booth, Max Inden will be on-hand from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., answering questions and chatting with attendees. Later in the day, from 2:50 p.m. to 3:10 p.m., Matthias Loibl and Max Inden are scheduled to demonstrate monitoring on Red Hat OpenShift at the Red Hat Booth.
KubeCon Barcelona takes place May 20-23, and features hundreds of talks on all manner of container native infrastructure and Kubernetes subprojects. Here’s a list of what our folks are doing at the show. Come say hi, or stop by a deep dive and ask those profound questions you can’t find answers to online directly to the contributors.
09:00 - 11:00: Max Inden at the CNCF Prometheus booth
14:50 - 15:10: Matthias Loibl & Max at Red Hat booth for Prometheus on OpenShift demo