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January DevOps Meetup - Monitoring

We've got a great presentation and conversations lined up for January.  Not to mention, great beer and free pizza.


Mike DelNegro, from AOL, will be previewing his Percona Live talk on Monitoring & Trending with MySQL and we'll have lightning talks and discussions about other monitoring topics.

  • What do you monitor?
  • What tools do you use?
  • How do you expose your monitors?
  • How do you alert / what do you alert on?

Agenda:

  • 6:30 - 7:00 Meet, greet, and eat
  • 7:00 - 7:15 Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:15 - 8:30 Presentations & Discussion

Monitoring & Trending with MySQL - Mike DelNegro (AOL) - Learn best practices for MySQL monitoring and historical metrics collection. We'll discuss what you should monitor in MySQL. A common mistake is to monitor too many things, thus causing false alarms and leading your team to ignore real problems. At the same time, many users don't capture enough metrics to help them diagnose problems or understand their capacity planning needs. Balancing these two needs, and understanding the difference between fault detection and historical metrics, is important for building a reliable infrastructure.

3-5 Lightning talks about monitoring.  Please contact Nathen if you've got something to share about monitoring.  Maybe a tool you'd like to demo, etc.

Open discussion about monitoring.

  • 8:30 - 9:00 General networking, etc.


Preparing for the Meeting
Looking for a few things to read to help you get ready for this meeting?

Web Operations:  Keeping the Data on Time

Why Monitoring Sucks - John E. Vincent

Getting to the Meeting
CustomInk's office is on the top of the parking garage and can be a bit difficult to find.  Be sure to download the driving directions which include directions for reaching CustomInk via public transportation.

At the Meeting
Our meeting hosts, CustomInk, will provide refreshments including pizza, sodas, and a selection of craft beers.

Last meeting
Did you miss the November meetings?  Checkout a Meetup Recap which includes a quick summary, the slides, and the beer selections.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    DevOpsDC continues to deliver real substance from real people in the industry! This time we were treated to insights from several veterans of monitoring.

    January 27, 2012

  • Matt A.

    Really enjoyed the meetup, looking forward to the next one. Here is a link to my slides: http://www.slideshare.net/abramsm/data-opsdc-clearspringmetrics-10962605

    January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lightning talks were a good supplement to the main talk. Lots of different perspectives on monitoring, lots of shared pain wrt tools, and lots of opportunity for networking.

    January 12, 2012

  • Ric L.

    Good talks.

    January 11, 2012

  • Amol K.

    Learned about a few new methods that big companies use for monitoring systems

    January 11, 2012

  • Domenick P.

    Great meetup. Here are my slides on cacti, links at the end.
    http://www.slideshare.net/domenick_petrella/cacti-overview

    January 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lol, yes. If you find the parking lot, you found custom ink. Nice meetup, guys.

    January 10, 2012

  • Tim S.

    Oh. The parking garage it's on top off.

    January 10, 2012

  • Tim S.

    Where does one park at custom ink?

    January 10, 2012

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