Monitoring with Collectd, InfluxDB & Grafana

Thanks to Harshal Shah for creating the framework from scratch and getting me to dig into this.

Introduction

In this tutorial we are going to setup a complete stack which will collect performance metrics from multiple machines, store it in a datastore and visualise as graphs. Let’s go over the setup, design and role of individual components and then jump into configuring individual components and linking them together.

We have a three layer setup – and this setup is available as a setup of vagrant boxes with associated configuration scripts at github repo.… Read the post

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Technology notes – 26 July 2015

Introduction

I stumble across interesting reads and I share it with with friend/colleague with whom I might be discussing that problem/technology etc. This series is an effort to document my own reading and filter the most significant once. I don’t want to start a series because for one there are really good once already which I follow (Will elaborate in a separate post soon) and secondly I want to keep it free in form.… Read the post

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Learning Puppet : Free eBook

Learning Puppet Book

Puppet is one of fast evolving and widely used infrastructure automation & configuration management platform. Puppet has changed the way infrastructure is built and deployed and continues to innovate the space. Keeping the pace of learning with puppet and in general this domain’s development is a challenging job.

While working, teaching and learning I realized that some of my learning can be useful for others to learn and contribute.… Read the post

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Using CI Tools for Continuous Delivery?

The views presented here are my own and not of my employer

CI and CD: Introduction

I was reading through the conversation at DevOps tool-chain group. The problem posted was difficulty of using Jenkins as a delivery pipeline. Specially when it comes to complex workflows for example diamond dependencies, fan out & fan in etc. My thoughts after reading post were (Which you will see being different later):

  • Though you can use Jenkins to build continuous deliver pipelines, there are better suited and specialized “deployment automation” tools for the job:
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DevOpsDays India 2013

DevOpsDays India 2013

I attended DevOpsDays India 2013 held in Bangalore. Overall program can be found here and videos should be uploaded in two weeks approximately. This is a personal account of my experience and what I enjoyed the most!

Building Community by Sidu Ponnappa

Traveling all the way from Pune, I made it just in time to Sidu’s keynote on building communities. Sidu has been founder of few startups and as part of C42 engineering they have built RubyMonk which myself and friends have found immensely helpful in getting started with Ruby.… Read the post

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