OpenShift Commons Briefing Summary

Monitoring can mean very different things to different people, and this often leads to confusion and misunderstandings. There are many offerings for both free software and commercial software, and it’s not always clear where each fits in the bigger picture. This briefing covers a bit of the history of monitoring, and then dives into the general categories of metrics, logs, profiling, and distributed tracing and how each of these is important in cloud-based environment.

In this briefing, Brian Brazil, Founder, and core Prometheus developer, explains the core concepts behind monitoring in cloud-native environments, and how the interrelated monitoring offerings and OSS projects can help your organization deliver the best monitoring solution for your OpenShift/Kubernetes implementations.

Slides from this session are here: OpenShift Commons Briefing on What Does Monitoring Mean in a Cloud Native World - Brian Brazil

Just in case you missed Brian's earlier briefing on Monitoring OpenShift with Prometheus, here's the video from that very informative session as well!

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Learn More at the Next OpenShift Commons Gathering in Austin Dec 5th

Red Hatters, CNCF/Kubernetes project leads, and numerous other members of the OpenShift Commons will be gathering together in Austin for the upcoming OpenShift Commons Gathering co-located with Kubecon at the Austin Convention Center. Register now to reserve your seat at this day long event!

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OpenShift Commons Briefings Playlist

You can find a playlist of all previously recorded SIG meetings and OpenShift Commons Briefings on YouTube.

Don't forget to leave your feedback and suggestions for each video on YouTube or in the comments section below. This will be incredibly important to shape this Special Interest Group and create sessions that fit the demands of all the OpenShift developers in the community.

About OpenShift Commons

OpenShift Commons is the place for organizations that are part of the OpenShift community to connect with peers and other related open source technology communities to communicate and collaborate across all OpenShift projects and stakeholders.

The Commons' goal is to foster collaboration and communication between OpenShift stakeholders to drive success for all members, and expand & facilitate points of connection between members for sharing knowledge and experience to help drive success for the platform and for participants: customers, users, partners, and contributors.

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