Kubernetes & CoreOS Fest: Ignition Configs and Time Series Storage in Kubernetes

Google Launchpad - 301 Howard San Francisco - View Map San Francisco Kubernetes Meetup
Tue, May 30, 2017, 6:30 PM (PDT)

About this event


We are excited to announce the next San Francisco Kubernetes meetup will be May 30, 2017 at Google Launchpad in San Francisco. 

This should be a fun one. We're super excited about CoreOS Fest 2017 and encourage you to go and grab your tickets. 

If you want to speak or do a 5-min lightning demo, please ping me over meetup or twitter (@baldwinmathew)


6:30 - 7:00 - Social Mixer

7:00 - 7:30 - Fabian Reinartz - Building a Time Series Storage for the Cloud Native Era

One of the most striking features of a Cloud Native infrastructure is its inherently dynamic shape. Orchestration systems such as Kubernetes unlock frequent rolling updates and auto-scaling for everyone. This introduces new challenges to other core systems in the infrastructure.Prometheus is a monitoring systems and time series database designed with a flexible environment in mind. We explore why Kubernetes in particular is the ultimate stress test for its built in time series database and how we are addressing it by building a new storage layer from the ground up.The new design enables consistent performance with thousands of concurrent writers inserting millions of new samples per second on a single machine. Throughout the talk, we will discuss how the new approach significantly reduces resource requirements for CPU, memory, and disk IO. At the same time its more efficient indexing techniques increase query performance and allow us to deal with a high turnover rates of monitored application instances.

7:30 - 8:00 - Alex Crawford - An Introduction to Container Linux Configs

Historically, coreos-cloudinit was used to configure instances of Container Linux, but this tool was not without its shortcomings. With the introduction of Ignition, many of these problems were resolved but it notably didn't address one area: allowing users to handcraft their configuration. In order to facilitate this very common use case, Container Linux Configs were introduced. This talk will cover the brief history of provisioning tools and some of the common pitfalls as well as an overview of Ignition, CT, and Container Linux Configs. By the end of the talk, attendees will have an understanding of how to provision instances of Container Linux using Ignition.

8:00 - 8:20 - Lightning Talks

8:30 - Wrap-Up


Lightning Talks:

#1 - Upgrade K8S in a Shake of a Lambs Tail - Matt Baldwin

#2 - Fine-grained, Declarative Admission Control using Webhooks and OPATorin Sandall


Our friends at Google have offered to provide space for this upcoming event. The address is:

Google Launchpad

301 Howard

San Francisco, CA


Tuesday, May 30
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)


Google Launchpad
301 Howard San Francisco