I do. She was the one in the video. It looks like that position has now been closed based on their site.
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Fishing for Wavefront Metrics with Grok Patterns
Thus far in our series, we’ve successfully shipped pihole.log lines to a Wavefront proxy in AWS EC2 and verified the proxy’s receipt of the logs. No data from the logs is being passed to Wavefront just yet, so it’s time to take a deeper look at the log contents and extract some data to be used as metrics. We’re looking for time series data (or things we can turn into time series data). Tracking the changes over time and the frequency of those changes could give a great deal of insight.
In this blog post, we see a glimpse of how to create metrics from logs. The time series metrics analyzed in that post came from parsing the data inside logs sent to a Wavefront proxy. Based on this document, we can leverage our logsIngestion.yaml file (or the yaml file we chose to specify using the logsIngestionConfigFile parameter in wavefront.conf) on the Wavefront proxy and grok patterns to perform this transformation. These grok patterns form a collective set of rules that determine exactly what data is sent from the proxy to our Wavefront instance’s collector gateway and thus will show up in the user interface.
Get the rest of the post here.
Nerd Journey Bonus Episode 5 Now Available - Choosing an IT Conference to Attend
If you only had one IT conference in the budget this year, how do you decide which one? What criteria should you use? How would you sell attendance to the boss? We talk through all this and more this week. Get the full episode here.
And yes, we do have Nerd Journey stickers.
Nerd Journey Episode 47 Now Available - You, Your Health, and the Datacenter With Keiran Shelden
Have you ever put your health at risk to finish a project? If so, has the pattern ever led you close to burnout? Hopefully you, like our guest, have learned something from these experiences. Check out part 2 of Keiran's story here.
Verifying Wavefront Proxy Log Ingestion
In my last post in this series, it looks like we have everything in place for the Wavefront proxy to receive Pi-hole log data (only sending data from pihole.log for now), but how can we confirmed the logs were received by the proxy before working to create metrics from the log contents? This particular part stumped me big time as I was going through it. I thought it might be helpful to share attempted dead ends to show the thought process.
You can read the rest of the story here.
The Theme Park Approach to Technology Conferences
With VMworld US and Spiceworld happening in the near future, I'm curious as to how many would agree with my claim that strategies for selecting and spending time at a technology conference aren't so different than those you would use for a theme park.
The full post can be found here.
DFW SpiceCorps 8/13/2019
DATE & TIME
Tuesday, Aug, 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
820 Allen Commerce Parkway
Allen, TX 75013
The datacenter tour is back! Come join in for some nerdy conversations and a tour of Tierpoint's facility in Allen. Full details and RSVP can be found here.
Nerd Journey Episode 46 Now Available - Unexpected Interview Feedback
It seems unlikely for candidates to get constructive feedback after participating in an interview after which they were not offered a job. But sometimes, you get feedback in these situations that changes your outlook and direction. The same thing happened to Keiran Shelden, and it completely changed his approach moving forward.
In this week's episode, Keiran tells the story of a CEO who took an interest in him and was willing to provide some feedback even after saying no. Has this ever happened to you? If you received feedback after being turned down for a job, what would you do with it? Would it push you to try harder next time or make you determined to prove the person who gave the feedback wrong?
Shipping Pi-hole Logs to a Wavefront Proxy
This is the second post in a series in which I am attempting to send Pi-hole logs to Wavefront for analysis. Many thanks to community members who responded to this thread to help me get started choosing the right tool for the job.
Get the full story on the tool I picked and the configuration used here.