eBooks

OpenTracing eBook: Distributed Tracing’s Emerging Industry Standard

OpenTracing eBook: Distributed Tracing’s Emerging Industry Standard

The Cloud Native movement and migration of applications to microservice architectures require general visibility and observability into software behavior. OpenTracing aims to offer a consistent, unified, and tracer-agnostic instrumentation API for a wide range of frameworks, platforms and programming languages. This guide walks you through OpenTracing basics, OpenTracing API, context propagation, and distributed tracers such as Zipkin and Jaeger.

Reference Architecture: Monitoring and Logging for Docker Enterprise Edition

Reference Architecture: Monitoring and Logging for Docker Enterprise Edition

Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) simplifies container orchestration and increases the flexibility and scalability of application deployments. However, the high level of automation create new challenges for monitoring and log management. Why? Because each container typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual networks, or has various methods of managing storage.

Performance Monitoring Essentials – Elasticsearch Edition

Performance Monitoring Essentials – Elasticsearch Edition

Elasticsearch is booming. Together with Logstash, a tool for collecting and processing logs, and Kibana, a tool for searching and visualizing data in Elasticsearch (collectively they comprise the “ELK stack”), adoption of Elasticsearch continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In this detailed booklet Sematext’s DevOps Evangelist, Stefan Thies, walks readers through Elasticsearch and ELK stack basics and supplies numerous graphs, diagrams and infographics to clearly explain the essential elements. There is also a “Top 10 Elasticsearch Metrics” list with corresponding explanations and screenshots. The booklet will be especially helpful to those readers new to Elasticsearch and ELK stack, and also to experienced users who want a quick start into performance monitoring.

Log Management & Analytics – A Quick Guide to Logging Basics

Log Management & Analytics – A Quick Guide to Logging Basics

This all-things-Logging booklet will especially appeal to readers who are looking to replace Splunk or a similar commercial application with Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (aka, “ELK stack”) or an alternative logging stack. Topics addressed by our logging experts with how-to instructions, screenshots, code, and more include: 5-Minute Logstash: Parsing and Sending a Log File, Encrypting Logs on Their Way to Elasticsearch, Recipe: rsyslog + Elasticsearch + Kibana, and Structured Logging with rsyslog and Elasticsearch. For more information about logging, see logging posts on Sematext Blog.