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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

The Dark Art of Container Monitoring

The Dark Art of Container Monitoring

 21 April 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM @ Ballroom H
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50 minutes conference
Operations and Management


Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures: reducing development overhead, streamlining dev / test / ops, and enabling highly scalable, dynamic infrastructures. But containers still have a key problem: monitoring and troubleshooting them is impractical, painful, and sometimes plain impossible. Even basic things like understanding what is using CPU, memory, or disk bandwidth inside a container are difficult - let alone finding out who a container is talking to on the network or tracking malicious activity. In this presentation, Loris Degioanni will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including real use-cases and pros / cons of each. He will then focus on advanced container visibility techniques, such as: * visualizing a container’s network activity * understanding detailed resource usage (CPU, memory and disk I/O) of containers and individual processes running inside containers * following process and user activity inside containers * collecting logs from multiple containers The presentation will feature live interaction with container environments and live demos of all tools and techniques discussed. Special emphasis will be put on sysdig, an open source container and system troubleshooting tool of which that the presenter is a core author. GitHub link:


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Loris Degioanni

CEO & Founder, Sysdig


Loris Degioanni is the CEO and founder of Sysdig, Inc. and the original creator of the popular open source troubleshooting tool, sysdig. Prior to founding Sysdig, Loris was a Senior Director of Technology at Riverbed Technology, which he joined after the acquisition of CACE Technologies, the company behind the Wireshark open source network analyzer that he co-founded in 2005. Loris holds a PhD in computer engineering from Politecnico di Torino and lives in Davis, California.

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