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Thursday, May 23 • 16:45 - 17:20
Fool-Proof Kubernetes Dashboards for Sleep-Deprived Oncalls - David Kaltschmidt, Grafana Labs

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Software running on Kubernetes can fail in various, but surprisingly well-defined ways. In this intermediate-level talk David Kaltschmidt shows how structuring dashboards in a particular way can be a helpful guide when you get paged in the middle of the night. Reducing cognitive load makes oncall more effective. When dashboards are organized hierarchically on both the service and the resource level, troubleshooting becomes an exercise of divide and conquer. The oncall person can quickly eliminate whole areas of problems and zone in on the real issue. At that point a single service or instance should have been identified, for which more detailed debugging can take place.

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David Kaltschmidt

Director of UX, Grafana Labs
David is the Director of UX at Grafana Labs and focuses mainly on workflows around monitoring with Prometheus. Previously he worked at companies such as Kausal, Weaveworks, Oracle, and Siemens Research. David has been building UIs for the networking industry for over a decade. He’s... Read More →



Thursday May 23, 2019 16:45 - 17:20
Hall 8.0 B1