Windows containers: How about application monitoring?

by Samuel Vandamme posted in Container monitoring, Windows containers

Previously we’ve talked about new developments in the container space with the introduction of Windows containers and the possibility of Hybrid (Windows/Linux) container environments. In our third and final edition of the Windows container blog posts we want to spend some time talking about application monitoring in Windows container environments.

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Monitoring multiple namespaces on your Kubernetes cluster with RBAC

by Frederick Ryckbosch posted in Container monitoring, Kubernetes

We are seeing more and more enterprises sharing a Kubernetes cluster between multiple teams. In such environments, each team obviously wants to monitor their part of the cluster. At the same time, cluster administrators want to use a central monitoring tool so they can see everything that is going on on the entire cluster, but also give each team access to their monitoring data.

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Multi-tenant monitoring of your OpenShift cluster with RBAC

by Frederick Ryckbosch posted in OpenShift, Container monitoring

We are happy to announce support for RBAC (Role Based Access Control) as part of our new 3.19 release of CoScale. This will give our users more fine grained control over who has access to which dashboards and data. This was a heavily requested feature, especially from our enterprise users who are working with OpenShift. In such environments a cluster is often shared between multiple teams and each team wants to see the monitoring data for their OpenShift project only, while still using the same central monitoring tool.

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Monitoring microservices with health checks

by Peter Arijs posted in Container monitoring

There is a lot of talk about monitoring and observability in distributed systems these days. While I don’t want to get into the semantic discussion, it’s increasingly clear that people are looking for tools to offer them visibility and understanding of how their complex container and microservices environments work. And more importantly, why they suddenly stop working as expected. To achieve this, there are basically two ways of obtaining valuable data from your systems.

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Using Resource Quota and Namespaces to manage multiple teams on your Kubernetes cluster

by Peter Arijs posted in Container monitoring, Kubernetes

In a previous blog post, we discussed how to use resource requests and limits in Kubernetes to constrain the resource usage per individual pod or container. In this follow-up blog post we look at the concept of resource quota to better control the amount of resources assigned to a particular namespace.

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How to use resource requests and limits to manage resource usage of your Kubernetes cluster

by Peter Arijs posted in Container monitoring, Kubernetes

When people start looking at running containers in production at scale, they quickly realize they will need an orchestrator such as Kubernetes to efficiently schedule and orchestrate containers on the underlying shared set of physical resources. However, how do you control the resource usage of containers so that different images and projects each get their fair share of the resources? This is where things like container resource limits and resource quotas come in.

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The 10 commandments of container-native monitoring

by Peter Arijs posted in Container monitoring

Last week, we gave a webinar on container-native monitoring. The purpose of the webinar was to explain what it means to be “container-native” in terms of monitoring, and how this can help you to manage the performance of your container projects. As I was preparing for this webinar, I started making a list of the different elements of container-native monitoring, and I ended up with 10 items, so I decided to call them the “10 commandments”.

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Orchestrating and monitoring hybrid Windows-Linux container environments

by Samuel Vandamme posted in Container monitoring, Windows containers

In our previous blog post on Microsoft Windows container monitoring we talked about the new developments around Windows containers and how they are different from what we have seen in the Linux space. In this second part we continue this discussion by also considering orchestration technologies and their impact on Windows containers, including hybrid container environments.

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Introduction to Windows container monitoring

by Samuel Vandamme posted in Container monitoring, Windows containers

With the new release of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft introduced the concept of containers to the Windows ecosystem. Windows Containers allow you to run any Microsoft Windows software inside an isolated container environment, which gives you all the advantages of running containers but for the Microsoft world. In this blog post, we look at the implications this has on monitoring.

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Container troubleshooting with Kibana and CoScale

by Helen De Troy posted in Container monitoring

Some things are just better together. Like bacon and eggs. Gin and tonic. Or CoScale and Kibana. With our new integration, you can now jump straight from your favorite dashboard in CoScale to Kibana for contextual access to your log data, in order to troubleshoot that thorny issue about your containers that CoScale alerted you on.

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