April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

These Aren't the Logs You're Looking For

The event logs are usually our best friends for determining whether a system or its component is experiencing problems. With going away from single node setups we have to say goodbye to finding issues with ease just by reading logs here and there. As the number of nodes increase, it becomes painful to track the status of your deployment. Is there anything that might help? Yes, central logging service. With this approach we can quickly get answers to “why” and “where” something went wrong, even when malfunctioning component is offline, and there is no way to get to its local storage. But deploying a central logging service might turn out to be a little hassle itself. Luckily, you can take advantage of Docker and Ansible in Kolla, enabling you to have a full centralized logging stack in a matter of seconds. During this presentation we will invite you to the Loggingland and compare different containerized approaches - Logstash and Heka, both paired with Elasticsearch and Kibana.

What can I expect to learn?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different logging solutions both these that are already mature and these that have recently gained popularity
  • How to deploy such solutions
  • How to configure your cloud to use centralized logging
  • How to get your logs optimally filtered in just few steps
  • How to visualize your logs in order to get the answer faster than before
Wednesday, April 27, 11:00am-11:40am
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Alicja is a software engineer at Intel working with Openstack. For past year she has been a part of "Win the Enterprise effort", with her primary focus on Kolla project - Openstack deployment using containers, where she is a core reviewer now. She graduated cum laude with Masters degree from University Of Technology in Gdansk and continues her education on PhD degree. FULL PROFILE
Intel Corporation
Michal is a senior cloud software engineer at Intel Corporation and one of tech leads of Openstack Innovation Center. Michal is making Openstack better since Grizzly. Michal is a Kolla core reviewer since the Liberty cycle and serves as Kolla PTL for Ocata and Pike releases. FULL PROFILE
Mirantis IT
Eric Lemoine is a Senior Software Engineer at Mirantis, working as a developer in the Logging Monitoring Alerting team. In the past Eric worked at Sun Microsystems, in the Labs first, where he did a PhD on high-performance networking, and then in the High Availability team as a Software Engineer. Eric also worked as a Technical Leader at Camptocamp, an open-source company specialized in... FULL PROFILE