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Kubernetes Rolling Update Configuration

Deployment controllers are a type of Pod controller in Kubernetes. They provide fine-grained control over how its pods are configured, how updates are performed, how many pods should run, and when pods should be terminated. There are many resources available for how to configure basic deployments, but it can be difficult to understand how each option impacts how rolling updates are performed.

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AWS Elasticsearch Health Monitoring: 8 Things to Watch

If you have ever used a search bar on a website, you've probably used Elasticsearch. Elasticsearch is an open-source search and analytics engine used for full-text search as well as analyzing logs and metrics. It allows websites to use autocomplete in text fields, search suggestions, location or geospatial search. Tons of companies use Elasticsearch, including Nike, SportsEngine, Autodesk, and Expedia.

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Kubernetes Events Explained

Kubernetes events are a resource type in Kubernetes that are automatically created when other resources have state changes, errors, or other messages that should be broadcast to the system. While there is not a lot of documentation available for events, they are an invaluable resource when debugging issues in your Kubernetes cluster. In this post we will learn how to look at events, learn about a few specific event types, and discuss how to monitor Kubernetes events.

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How to Delete Pods from a Kubernetes Node

When administering your Kubernetes cluster, you will likely run into a situation where you need to remove pods from one of your nodes. You may need to debug issues with the node itself, upgrade the node, or simply scale down your cluster. Removing pods from a node is not very difficult, however there are specific steps you should take to minimize disruption for your application.

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Creating a Kubernetes Cluster in Azure Kubernetes Service

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is Microsoft Azure’s managed Kubernetes solution. AKS allows you to quickly create a Kubernetes cluster in Microsoft Azure and provides features to help you manage and maintain your Kubernetes cluster in Azure. In this blog post we will go over some of the features of AKS and then walk through creating an AKS cluster.

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How to Create an Azure Monitor Alert

Azure Monitor gathers performance metrics from your various Azure resources and allows you to explore those metrics through visualizations. It also allows you to manually create alerts that will notify you when a metric crosses a predefined threshold. In this blog post, we’ll cover how to create an alert in Azure Monitor.

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Monitoring Amazon RDS with Blue Matador

Amazon RDS allows you to easily run databases in AWS without actually having to manage database servers. Since your databases are critical to the health of your application, properly monitoring RDS is a top priority for most teams. In this blog post, we will go over how Blue Matador monitors RDS automatically and without configuration.

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Monitoring Amazon ECS with Blue Matador

Amazon ECS allows you to easily run containers in AWS in units called tasks. Groups of identical tasks are called services, and groups of services running on the same infrastructure are called clusters. Since it is critical to the health of your application, properly monitoring ECS is a top priority for most teams. In this blog post, we will go over how Blue Matador monitors ECS tasks automatically and without configuration.

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Quick Guide to Redshift

Redshift is a fast, managed, data warehouse solution that's part of AWS. Although it is traditional SQL and meant for BI (Business Intelligence), it is designed for scalability and can support many workloads typically reserved for Big Data tools. It is protocol-compatible with PostgreSQL and is available through JDBC/ODBC, opening it up to a huge range of existing SQL tools.

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How to Monitor Kubernetes With Blue Matador

Kubernetes is the defacto solution for production-ready container orchestration in 2019. Organizations of any size are able to take advantage of Kubernetes’ quick setup, feature-rich API, and growing community to deliver value quickly and at scale. Since Kubernetes is central to many infrastructures, properly monitoring your Kubernetes clusters is critical. In this post, we will go over how Blue Matador monitors each piece of your Kubernetes cluster automatically.