#DOXLON Nov 2016 - ELK Stack & Beats, Splunk @ Strft & cgroupv2 at Facebook

Posted by : David Gildeh | DOXLON, DevOps, Docker, Linux | 0 Comments

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At the November DOXLON, Facebook gave us an in-depth look into the way we have managed containers over the past 8 years, and why a complete overhaul is coming, with an entirely new control group system. Epam Systems showed us how to use the ELK stack together with Beats Plugin data shippers for system metrics, along with monitoring multiple Docker containers. Neil Chowdhury at Strft focused on how they are using Splunk and data models for collaboration, and the need for semantic logging.

ELK STACK & BEATS — JON HAMMANT 

Jon Hammant, Head of Cloud & DevOps for UK & EU at Epam Systems, talked about using the ELK stack together with the Beats Plugin data shippers to provide detailed system metrics, network traffic, file analysis, and more. In addition, he provided an overview of how to monitor multiple Docker containers in a cloud native environment, with logs sent back to a central host.

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DATA DEMOCRATIZATION USING SPLUNK — NEIL ROY CHOWDHURY, STRFT

In this session, Neil Roy Chowdhury,  Lead Splunk Consultant @ Strft, looks at Splunk to foster collaboration between dev and ops teams in a safe and secure way. He focuses on the need for semantic logging and what part data models can play in everyone speaking the same language — not just for the dev and ops teams, but for information security and other business areas too.

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CGROUPV2: LINUX'S NEW UNIFIED CONTROL GROUP SYSTEM — CHRIS DOWN, FACEBOOK 

Cgroupv1 (or just "cgroups") has helped revolutionize the way that we manage and use containers over the past 8 years. In kernel 4.5, a complete overhaul is coming -- cgroupv2. This talk goes into why a new control group system was needed, the changes from cgroupv1, and practical uses that you can apply to improve the level of control you have over the processes on your servers. 

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This content was provided by #DOXLON, a DevOps monthly event in London, UK, put on by Outlyer and LinuxRecruit, a specialist consultancy within the open source industry that's been introducing great engineers to great organisations across the UK since 2011.

If you'd like to speak at a future DOXLON or join future Meetups, please visit the DOXLON Meetup page. 

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