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You may have to adjust your browser resolution to see the background splash today, but visiting the state capitol I was surprised to learn over our house of Representatives is a gold sculptured mural where Minnesota is depicted as a woman brining the French trappers/early American pioneers and Native Americans together.
SigNoz: TLS, Pagerduty and Webhooks

SigNoz: TLS, Pagerduty and Webhooks

Published Apr 27, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

In the last post, we focused on setting up a simple SigNoz system in the test cluster and trying Slack alert channels. Today, we’ll launch SigNoz in the main on-prem cluster, configure Ingress wit...

SigNoz: Setup, APM, Logs and Slack

SigNoz: Setup, APM, Logs and Slack

Published Apr 25, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

At its core, SigNoz is an open-source application performance monitoring (APM) and observability tool. Built on open standards like Open Telemetry, Jaeger and Prometheus it makes it easy to collec...

Prometheus and Grafana

Prometheus and Grafana

Published Apr 20, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

We all know that Prometheus and Grafana can be used to monitor Kubernetes workloads. But today we will explore the other features of Grafana/Prom to monitor Databases, Hosts and more.

Zabbix: Part 2: Configuration and Usage

Zabbix: Part 2: Configuration and Usage

Published Apr 18, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

We spoke of Zabbix last week showing setup and basic usage. Let’s continue that into a more full formed implementation.

Zabbix: Part 1: Introduction and Setup

Zabbix: Part 1: Introduction and Setup

Published Apr 13, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

I was reviewing some Open Source monitoring solutions recently when I got turned on to Zabbix. I was surprised this hadn’t come across my path earlier. It’s been out since 2005 and is a really st...

Cast.ai for K8s Cost Optimization

Cast.ai for K8s Cost Optimization

Published Apr 11, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Cast.ai came up in a search for Open-Source Cost Management tools (that I have yet to try). While it isn’t open-source, at least as of a couple years ago, the founder promised to make it free for ...

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