Lucian Maly

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Many thanks, I am looking forward to this. Thank you Shai for hanging out, it was great!
Hi Shai,

What strategies do you use for debugging in a Kubernetes environment and how do you ensure that debugging does not negatively impact the performance and availability of your production clusters?

Many thanks
Hi Shai,

Do you have much experience with Prometheus? Based on TOC, there is a chapter about Observability and also Kubernetes, so I thought I'd ask. Sometimes I have trouble understanding what metric attributes (counter vs gauge vs histogram vs summary) do I need for my troubleshooting.

For example if I want to know "how many requests took somewhere between 0.08s and 0.1s on node nodeX", it is not immediately obvious if i should use e.g. or quantiles?

Is there a golden rule for troubleshooting when using Prometheus metrics?

Best,
Hi Shai,

Would you mind sharing some of the auxiliary tools you use for debugging and which ones are good for what? I typically use

Best,

Welcome, Shai Almog! Enjoy your stay :-)
Hi Jamie,

Thank you for your reply. We have a local cluster that gathers absolutely all telemetry (we do not filter out anything!) and then we alert only on few important things - this took a while to get right. I like your point of view from the SRE perspective, we tend to ignore that sometimes.

Just FYI community seems to be recognizing 3 different types of "important" metrics and that matches wit what you are saying:

1. The USE (Utilization / Saturation / Errors): great for low-level metrics and often used in the context of performance engineering and root cause analysis = SDLC school

2. The RED (Rate / Errors / Duration): focus on the number of requests served, the number of failed requests, and how long requests take; useful for many application-level cases = SRE school

3. USE+RED combined - latency, traffic, errors, and saturation etc.

Cheers
9 months ago
Hi Jamie,

Metrics-style telemetry is about using numbers - e.g. value of rates, timers and so on, to get the feedback about what’s going on in your system. But How do you know what metrics should you be looking for (for example in Kubernetes, there are hundreds of different metrics). What's your golden rule?

Many thanks for hanging out on CodeRanch.
9 months ago
Welcome, Jamie!
9 months ago
Fantastic, thank you for promoting me to Ranch Foreman
1 year ago
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for having me!
Yes, you could scan image at night or you can also scan containers at runtime instead - e.g.:
Hi Tangara,


Yes, there are multiple Red Hat certifications covering Ansible. All of these are very hard and long (4 hours), hands-on exams:
1) Legendary RHCE is now based on Ansible
2) Red Hat Certified Specialist in Services Management and Automation
3) Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices

As for Terraform, there is only one - HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate.

I have passed some of these, so happy to discuss further.
Hi Sai,

This is an excellent question. The dockerized version of OpenSCAP is not covered in my liveProject, however in principal it is almost the same command-line tool and integrates nicely with CI/CD pipeline. What you would do once your Docker image is built (e.g. using the Containerfile/Dockerfile) is to run in your CI/CD step:

Some of the parameters would include e.g. the OpenSCAP profile and report/results file (that bit is covered in my liveProject). Based on the exit code of oscp-docker or the results file, your CI/CD would perform other steps (e.g. stop everything if there is vulnerability).

Michael Stone wrote:

Lucian Maly wrote:Many thanks for the introduction. I'm happy to chat about my liveProject.

For those who don't know what is Manning's liveProject: liveProjects are a type of self-paced learning and are based on real-world challenges and require hands-on work - you’ll solve practical problems, write working code, and analyze real data etc. Manning Publications believe that the best way to master a subject is by creating something that really works and I agree! Note: As a part of the purchase, you will get access to multiple resources/Manning books that will help you finish the project.



Hello, Lucian!

Since the focus in on secure, does your book walk us through how to make good use of secrets native to Ansible, and Terrafrom, or does it also teach us how to employ other methods using tools such as Keycloak, or integrating with other external tools to accomplish the same?

Thank you very much,
MS



Hi Michael - same goes for you, your chances of winning are higher, if you create a separate thread with your question:-)

There is a section which talks about using Ansible Vault to store sensitive information that is used by Ansible, but I don't really talk about secrets in Terraform. Happy to explore that with you in a separate thread.

tangara goh wrote:

Lucian Maly wrote:Many thanks for the introduction. I'm happy to chat about my liveProject.

For those who don't know what is Manning's liveProject: liveProjects are a type of self-paced learning and are based on real-world challenges and require hands-on work - you’ll solve practical problems, write working code, and analyze real data etc. Manning Publications believe that the best way to master a subject is by creating something that really works and I agree! Note: As a part of the purchase, you will get access to multiple resources/Manning books that will help you finish the project.



Hi Luican,

Not sure if this is the place to ask a question but I hope that this question will get me win a copy of your book.
I'd like to know if you encourage people like me who are still trying to even able to do HackerRank question well, to start learning ansible ?
Thanks.



Your chances of winning are higher, if you create a separate thread with your question:-)