Helping to Set Your Open Source Monitoring Foundation

OpsCruise has a deep bench of technical and process expertise around popular open source metrics, logging and tracing technologies.

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Established best practices for deploying and tuning your open source monitoring tools

Adopting Kubernetes for container orchestration requires a rethinking of many aspects, including configurations, service definitions, update policies, RBAC and, of course, monitoring. 

Open source monitoring requires the same rigorous process as any other mission-critical function. OpsCruise can help organizations quickly implement the necessary suite of open source tools for metrics, logs and traces.

Metrics

OpsCruise will implement Prometheus as the metric collector and store. This entails:
  • Set up configurations, security, deployments, persistent volumes and other artifacts in Kubernetes
  • Install and setup Prometheus and base exporters
  • Configure other exporters based on the application requirements such as Kafka, MongoDB, etc.
  • Set up Labels and Metric and any changes as needed
  • Install Grafana and create dashboards for basic monitoring the environment
logging

‍Kubernetes provides a way to collect stdout logs from containers. Application logging via frameworks like Log4j create logfiles in configured disk volumes. Bringing all of these logs into one integrated, open logging environment helps operations and application developers.OpsCruise will implement a suite of Loki or FluentD/ELK, entailing:
  • Set up configurations, security, deployments, persistent volumes and other artifacts in Kubernetes
  • Install and setup the logging suite
Tracing

‍When applications are instrumented to emit trace records, these records can be used to gain deep insights into the working of the application. Getting started on this journey has to begin with an open learning environment. OpsCruise will implement Jaeger which entails:
  • Set up configurations, security, deployments, persistent volumes and other artifacts in Kubernetes
  • Install and setup Jaeger
  • Install and set up the HotRod sample application
Support

‍OpsCruise understands that installing software is only the beginning. To help organizations come up to speed and work with these suites of tools, OpsCruise can provide the required support:
  • Estimate the scope of the installations
  • Help in the configurations of infrastructure needs
  • Help in the use of the suites
  • Integration of these tools into the existing Operations procedures

OpsCruise offers 'quick-start' or customized services offerings. Support can be organized on-demand through email, chat and calls. Ongoing maintenance can be provided for organizations that have multi-phase projects.

OpsCruise believes the faster the instrumentation layer is standardized and open, the better it is for your environment and the IT industry. Further, once this instrumentation layer is established, it can be leveraged for many other use cases for your organization, including security, capacity planning, charge-back and customer experience management among others.