Reliable Insights

A blog on monitoring, scale and operational Sanity

November 4, 2019

Don’t cross the screams: Monitoring across failure domains

Scraping targets across datacenters will make things better, right?

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October 28, 2019

Getting Cloudwatch data into Prometheus

Among the many integrations for Prometheus is the Cloudwatch exporter.

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October 14, 2019

Environment substitution with Docker

Prometheus leaves configuration and runtime management to their respective roles. How might you integrate those?

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October 7, 2019

New Features in Prometheus 2.13.0

Prometheus 2.13.0 is now out, following on from 2.12.0 with many fixes and improvements.

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September 30, 2019

How does a Prometheus Histogram work?

We looked previously at the counter, gauge, and summary, how does the Prometheus histogram work?

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September 23, 2019

Laying out Alertmanager routes

How should you design your Alertmanager routes for flexibility and growth?

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September 16, 2019

Looking beyond retention

How can you view older data, while keeping your monitoring reliable?

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September 9, 2019

What queries were running when Prometheus died?

As of Prometheus 2.12.0 there's a new feature to help find problematic queries.

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September 2, 2019

Cardinality is key

Prometheus performance almost always comes down to one thing: label cardinality.

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August 26, 2019

Adding TLS to Prometheus with Caddy

Prometheus doesn't come with server-side security features out of the box, but there's many options out there to provide them.

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