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Best Practices for Monitoring .NET Kubernetes Services
NOTE: This is on a Thursday and off our normal schedule. A Microservices Murder Mystery When you’re operating multiple .NET services, outages can feel like murder mysteries. Building out forensics tools like monitoring and observability becomes essential. Unfortunately, it is a real challenge balancing priorities such as building new service features while also maintaining full-service visibility and no service outages. Linkerd 2.0 provides everything you need to conduct forensics on your .NET microservices during an outage. Because it is a transparent proxy that runs alongside your application, there are no code changes required. It even comes with Prometheus to store the metrics for you and pre-built Grafana dashboards to show exactly what is important for your .NET services - success rate, latency, and throughput. You will leave this talk understanding how to quickly discover the root cause of an outage within minutes. There will be a live demo. Fine-grained authorization for Cloud Native Systems Every organization needs to enforce policies throughout their systems. If organizations don't enforce policies well they face regulatory fines, security breaches, and downtime (which no one wants to be responsible for!) This talk introduces the Open Policy Agent (OPA) project. OPA is a general-purpose policy engine that improves control and visibility over .NET services across the stack. The talk will explain how OPA works and how it integrates with disparate projects like Kubernetes, Ceph, and Istio. Finally, the talk will include a demo around microservice API authorization. Speaker Thomas Rampelberg is a Software Engineer at Buoyant Inc. He has made a career of building infrastructure software that allows developers and operators to focus on what is important to them. Ash Narkar is a core contributor to the Open Policy Agent project. Ash has 5 years of experience working on large-scale distributed systems. Ash is a Software Engineer at Styra, Inc and has previously worked for Verizon Labs and Cyan, Inc. Ash has presented the OPA project at the CNCF End User Community Meeting, Cloud Expo and other meetups. Agenda 6:30pm - Doors open / Food Sponsored by Buoyant / Networking 7:00pm - A Microservices Murder Mystery 7:30pm - Fine-grained authorization for Cloud Native Systems 8:00 PM - Wrap up and mingle 8:30pm - Wrapped Up RSVP Please RSVP to attend. Bring your printed registration and show to security at door. The security officer will escort groups back to the meeting room.

Microsoft Building 25 / Room 1367

15700 NE 39th St · Redmond, WA

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