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Collecting the right data to monitor your infrastructure

In the world of containers and microservices, where your infrastructure consists of thousands of containers that are changing continuously, monitoring your infrastructure become a challenge. At the beginning, you collect the logs from all your servers to help you understand when there is a failure in your system, but logs are not always available, think of when the service is down. To prevent a failure, you would need to monitor the status of your services, and the health of the server where the service is running. In a distributed environment where the microservices communicate between them via APIs, it’s important to be able to visualize the traffic exchanged between your microservices for troubleshooting purposes. This talk will present how you can use the open source tools and in particular the Elastic Beats to offer a broad visibility into your network by collecting different kinds of operational data from all your services into a central point in Elasticsearch, and then build Dashboards with Kibana.

Monica Sarbu

Monica is the creator of the Packetbeat open source project, the first Beat of the Elastic Beats Platform and the team lead of the Beats team inside Elastic. She gained extensive experience in application monitoring by working in the last 10 years she gained a complete monitoring and troubleshooting solution for VoIP networks that is currently used by big players in the Telecom space.