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Frequent readers of our blog and users of our hybrid cloud container management platform, Pipeline, will be familiar with the integrated cluster services that come with it. These services are automated end-to-end solutions for centralized logging, federated monitoring, security scans, advanced credential management, autoscaling, registries and lots more (see, for example, automated DNS management for Kubernetes). Providing an automated logging solution, and making sure it works seamlessly across multiple clusters, has always been part of Pipeline.
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On this blog we’ve already discussed our totally redesigned logging operator, which automates logging pipelines on Kubernetes. Thanks to the tremendous amount of feedback and the numerous contributions we received from our community, we’ve been able to rethink and redesign that operator from scratch, but the improvements aren’t going to stop coming any time soon. Our goal is to continue removing the burden from human operators, and to help them manage the complex architectures of Kubernetes.
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At Banzai Cloud we are passionate about observability, and we expend a great amount of effort to make sure we always know what’s happening inside our Kubernetes clusters. All clusters provisioned with Pipeline - our multi- and hybrid-cloud container management platform - are provided with, and rely upon, each of the three pillars of observability: federated monitoring, centralized log collection and traces. In order to automate log collection on Kubernetes, we opensourced a logging-operator built on the Fluent ecosystem.
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This is the second part of a very popular post, Helm from basics to advanced. In the previous post (we highly suggest you read it, if you haven’t done so already) we covered Helm’s basics, and finished with an examination of design principles. In this post, we’d like to continue our discussion of Helm by exploring best practices and taking a look at some common mistakes. If you are looking for a place to securely store your Helm charts, remember that Banzai Cloud runs a free Helm Charts repository as a service: charts.
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Update - Logging operator v2 Development doesn’t stop here; we’re constantly working to improve the logging-operator on the basis of feature requests made by our ops team and from recent customers. Here are some of those features: No limitations on label selectors Namespaced and Global resource scopes Visualised logging flows Secure output credential management Multi output log flows For more information Logs (one of the three pillars of observability besides metrics and traces) are an indispensable part of any distributed application.
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Banzai Cloud is on a mission to simplify the development, deployment, and scaling of complex applications and to bring the full power of Kubernetes to all developers and enterprises. Banzai Cloud’s Pipeline provides a platform which allows enterprises to develop, deploy and scale container-based applications. It leverages best-of-breed technology from the Cloud Native Foundation ecosystem to create a highly productive, yet flexible environment for developers and operation teams alike. One of the key tools we use from the Kubernetes ecosystem is Helm.
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Jun 25 2018

Hands on Thanos

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Here at Banzai Cloud we blog a lot about Prometheus and how to use it. One of the problems we have so far neglected to discuss is the inadequate long term storage capability of Prometheus. Luckily a new project called Thanos seeks to address this. If you are not familiar with Prometheus, or are interested in other monitoring related articles, check out our monitoring series, here: Monitoring series: Monitoring Apache Spark with Prometheus Monitoring multiple federated clusters with Prometheus - the secure way Application monitoring with Prometheus and Pipeline Building a cloud cost management system on top of Prometheus Monitoring Spark with Prometheus, reloaded
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Update - Logging operator v2 Development doesn’t stop here; we’re constantly working to improve the logging-operator on the basis of feature requests made by our ops team and from recent customers. Here are some of those features: No limitations on label selectors Namespaced and Global resource scopes Visualised logging flows Secure output credential management Multi output log flows For more information In this blog we’ll continue our series about Kubernetes logging, and cover some advanced techniques and visualizations pertaining to collected logs.
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As part of the Debug 101 series, we’re back hunting a small but annoying bug. This kind of bug is not really a bug, but a side effect of several tools working together. Here comes trouble I deploy a development version of Pipeline on a Kubernetes cluster running on top of AWS infrastructure. For this deployment I use the following Helm chart command. $: helm install --name pipeline banzaicloud-stable/pipeline-cp \ --set=drone.
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Monitoring series: Monitoring Apache Spark with Prometheus Monitoring multiple federated clusters with Prometheus - the secure way Application monitoring with Prometheus and Pipeline Building a cloud cost management system on top of Prometheus Monitoring Spark with Prometheus, reloaded At Banzai Cloud we provision and monitor large Kubernetes clusters deployed to multiple cloud/hybrid environments. These clusters and applications or frameworks are all managed by our next generation PaaS, Pipeline.
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