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Django Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana

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The [Prometheus package](https://github.com/korfuri/django-prometheus) for Django provides a great Prometheus integration, but the open source dashboards and alerts that exist are not that great. The to-go [Grafana dashboard](https://grafana.com/grafana/dashboards/9528-django-prometheus/) does not use a large portion of metrics …


2 weeks ago New!
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Django Error Tracking and Performance Monitoring with Sentry

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As good as a framework that Django is the default method of sending an email when getting an error leave much to be desired. The database or cache acting flaky? Expect 1000s of emails depicting …


3 months ago
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RabbitMQ Per Queue Monitoring

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RabbitMQ has a native built-in Prometheus plugin and by default it has granular metrics disabled. Granular metrics means per-queue/vhost metrics - detailed metrics that provide message lag and consumer info on a `queue` and `vhost` …


9 months ago
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IRSA and Workload Identity with Terraform

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The go-to practice when pods require permissions to access cloud services when using Kubernetes is using service accounts. The various clouds offering managed Kubernetes solutions have different implementations but they have the same concept, EKS …


9 months ago
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Private EKS API Endpoint behind OpenVPN

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AWS offers a managed Kubernetes solution called Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). When an EKS cluster is spun up the Kubernetes API is by default accessible by the public. However, this might be something that your …


9 months ago
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CI/CD for Apollo GraphQL Managed Federation

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GraphQL federation is great to use when you want a single API/gateway for all your queries. The simple to-go approach is schema stitching, where you run a gateway microservice which targets all other microservices and …


9 months ago
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NestJS Apollo GraphQL Prometheus Metrics and Grafana Dashboards

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Apollo GraphQL and NestJS are gaining traction quickly, however the monitoring approaches are unclear. At the moment (late 2021 / early 2022) there are no default exporters or libraries for Prometheus metrics and the same …


1 year ago Popular post!
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Creating Awesome Alertmanager Templates for Slack

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Prometheus, Grafana and Alertmanager is the default stack for me when deploying a monitoring system. The Prometheus and Grafana bits are well documented and there exists tons of open source approaches on how to make …


2 years ago
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GitOps Secret Management with Vault, ArgoCD and Tanka

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Recently I wrote a blog post on how to use Grafana's Tanka with ArgoCD which is my prefered way to write Kubernetes configuration in Jsonnet. However, the post does not go into detail on the …


2 years ago
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Using the Ducky One 2 Mini with Vim

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Due to the keyboard being 60% they've moved the arrow keys to I,J,K,L which seems logical, however if your using Vim this gets confusing as you are using H,J,K,L as arrow keys. The Up arrow …