Kubernetes Defined Monitoring and Distilling Custom Operators

Los Angeles

May 12, 2017, 1:30 – 4:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Los Angeles Kubernauts and Cloud Native enthusiasts! 

We're excited to announce our May meetup will be hosted at Ticketmaster on May 11, 2017 in Hollywood.

Also, if you'd like to speak at a future meetup ping us via meetup or twitter (@baldwinmathew). Anyone can present or do a lightning demo regardless of experience. 

6:00 - 7:00 - Social Mixer / Open House

7:00 - 7:30 - Gianluca Borello - Kubernetes-Defined Monitoring

In this talk, we’ll explore the question, “What if Kubernetes also defined and automated monitoring?” We’ll explore some of the available tooling to answer questions like:

• What are the right ways to instrument Kubernetes workers & pods?

• How do you effectively get visibility into aggregate microservices vs just containers?

• How can Kubernetes automate the act of setting up monitoring dashboards and alerts?

• How can teams use Kubernetes to allow them to isolate monitoring data more effectively, so that the right data is exposed only to the right people?

This will be a demo-driven session, based on a real Kubernetes environment, using a variety of tools at our disposal. Attendees should have a basic understanding of Kubernetes deployments as well as monitoring requirements.

7:30 - 8:00 - Mike Metral - Distilling and Creating Custom Kubernetes Operator

Kubernetes is a set of abstractions used to manage compute and app workloads. The cluster is capable of handling various types of use-cases, but there are certain abstractions (or resources) that the system does not natively implement.  In order to create custom abstractions in Kubernetes, we must extend the cluster with new resources and processes, formally known as Operators. This talk will distill the concept of Operators, and walk through a demo of creating a new Operator for the cluster.

8:00 onward - QA, Wrap-up, Mixer


Gianluca Borello is the Chief Architect at Sysdig, where he wears many hats. He's a core developer of sysdig, an open source troubleshooting tool for Linux and containers, and spends his days dealing with backend development, performance analysis and cloud infrastructure management.

Prior to Sysdig, he was an engineer at Riverbed and CACE Technologies, the company behind Wireshark. He's passionate about Linux, open source technologies and distributed systems at scale. He holds a MS in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Gianluca has presented sysdig to the DevOps audience at many events including KubeCon, Docker meetups, Sharkfest 2014 and the Facebook Engineering Tech Talk.

Twitter: @gborello

Mike Metral is a Senior Architect at CoreOS where he works on Customer Enablement, Product Engineering and R&D of the Tectonic Kubernetes stack.Prior to CoreOS, Mike was a Product Architect at Rackspace working on Kubernetes and OpenStack, and a Software Developer for Sandia National Laboratories, a Lockheed-Martin subsidiary.

Twitter: @mikemetral



7060 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

Please park in our underground garage (entrance on Sycamore just south of Hollywood Blvd on the east side of building) and be sure to bring your ticket in with you so that we validate it for you.

Take the elevator up to the lobby (“L”) to check-in.



Friday, May 12, 2017
1:30 AM – 4:00 AM UTC


  • Faisal Afzal


    Solutions Architect