Don’t forget to check out the book itself! The Art of Monitoring.
Back in the day, James also wrote a book called Pro Nagios 2.0.
Three stages of monitoring maturity: - Manual, user-initiated, or no monitoring (aka Bridget’s example of “we know things are broken because the customer calls us to complain”) - Reactive - Proactive
“You will eventually get to CPU, memory, and disk, but a lot later after you start with the things you should really care about” - James
“Too much monitoring is binary - this thing either works or it doesn’t” - James
Where we’ll be for the upcoming fortnight - Matt is getting married at the Jim Beam distillery on Saturday - Bridget will miss the bourbon wedding as she’s heading to Joe’s family reunion followed by GOTO Copenhagen.
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James Turnbull is the author of eight technical books about open source software, including a book on Docker. He was previously the CTO at Kickstarter and in leadership roles at Docker, Venmo and Puppet. James speaks regularly at conferences including OSCON, Velocity, Linux.conf.au, FOSDEM and a number of others. He is a past president of Linux Australia, a former committee member of Linux Victoria, and was Treasurer for LCA 2008. James serves as the co-chair of O’Reilly’s Velocity conference and on the program committees of Linux.conf.au and OSCON.