Logstash Using Docker

I was spending some time refining my complex Logstash configuration driven by Chef; I quickly began to realize how hard it could be to make it dynamic. As I have been using Docker for hosting Uptime. I decided to look upon this as an opportunity and built 3 Docker images ...

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Deploying Influxdb to replace Graphite

Let's start by assuming you have heard about Graphite. I started deploying Graphite March 8th, 2012. Here are some of the questions I had when evaluating Influxdb.


  1. I recently ran into an Incident. I was running a fairly recent version of 0.9.12 and the resolution was by ...
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About Me

I am a Operations Engineer. Currently available for Part Time Consulting. Open source Tools I commonly use:

Previous Work Consulted with MoPub. From February 2012 - November 2013 Consulted With HowAboutWe. From February 2012 - June 2012

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Docker Driven Operations

Having used Docker. for over 5 months I can safely say that Docker is exceptional in Operations.

  1. Divergence. Here are two ways your servers can Diverge from your expectations.

    • User

      Someone logged in and modified a file that is not controlled by Chef. This file could be a critical file ...

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Simple quick tips i've learned using Docker

I originally started using Docker shortly after 0.6.0 was released. A lot has changed since then and for the most part; all the better. But there are many things I wish someone had told me when I started using Docker.

  • Persistence Nothing removed unless you tell Docker to ...

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"Graphite With more than a single carbon-cache"

Sometime in 2012 I was tasked to host a statsd server. I used collectd at the time and wanted to make our system metrics more approachable. One of the first stumbling blocks most people hit is when carbon-cache starts dropping metrics. We ran lower frequency processors which did not help ...

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Logstash with Multiple Indexers

When I was originally tasked to enable Logstash and start collecting log files I realized I would overwealm a single Elasticsearch index easily. With this knowledge I decided to try and break down the mountain slightly by using multiple indexers. Knowing [Kibana 3][kibana] could easily specify a different index ...

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