Fresh/Brewed

When Systems Fail

This is not a sharp picture - not even that good. I was flying early in the morning friday July 19th when I realized something was really wrong. The ticket counter was in a flurry of checking lists and creating paper tickets. I would learn within 30m that Spirit Airlines was SOL in the airport and the TSA was checking my paper ticket against printed manifests. I couldn't be prouder of my own teams at work for having dug in and weathered the Crowdstrike storm - it's a testament of having skilled, available and committed SREs. By the time I landed and was back at my desk to help, the main production systems were healthy. I can't really speak to the rest - but my day wrapped later than usual friday but it was an amazing team effort and really, I couldn't be prouder of the people I work with at WellSky
GCP Cloud Trace

GCP Cloud Trace

Published Dec 20, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Today we’ll use ansible to rebuild an on-prem k3s cluster. We’ll then load it with a Redis instance and Dapr. We’ll deploy the pub-sub and calculator apps followed by zipkin.

Git-bug: Part 2

Git-bug: Part 2

Published Dec 14, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

In our last post, we took at look at installing Git-Bug as well as it’s basic flow. We saw termui and webui.

Git-bug: Part 1

Git-bug: Part 1

Published Dec 9, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Git-Bug is an OSS project started and sheparded by Michael Mure.

Aiven Part 3: Grafana with InfluxDB, Monitors and Alerts

Aiven Part 3: Grafana with InfluxDB, Monitors and Alerts

Published Dec 5, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

We’ve covered using Datadog and other tools to monitor and display metrics. Today we’ll wrap our series on Aiven.io by looking at setting up a hosted Grafana instance and tying a custom DNS name t...

Aiven Part 2: Redis and AWS Cloudwatch Integrations

Aiven Part 2: Redis and AWS Cloudwatch Integrations

Published Nov 29, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

In our first post we explored Aiven.io to create and manage a hosted Kafka cluster as well as a MirrorMaker instance. We explored sending metrics to Datadog and using MirrorMaker to sync with an o...

Distributed Kafka with Aiven

Distributed Kafka with Aiven

Published Nov 22, 2022 by Isaac Johnson

Today we will explore using Aiven.io and their managed Kafka and Kafka MirrorMaker service. Aiven integrates with five clouds; AWS, GCP, Azure, DigitalOcean and UpCloud and has VPC Private endpoin...

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