Service Mesh: Observability using Linkerd

There are many ways to monitor a Kubernetes cluster. Metrics can be gathered by Prometheus and displayed in Grafana or by using a Cloud provider service like Azure Monitor. This is fine if you want to monitor the cluster but what about your services?
Linkerd is a service mesh for Kubernetes. It gives you runtime debugging, observability, reliability, and security, all without requiring any changes to your code.
In this presentation, we’ll take a look at the benefits of using a service mesh, tour the Linkerd features, learn how to install it and how to “mesh” running services, monitor an application, configure a retry policy and configure traffic split to do a canary deployment.

Technologies: Kubernetes, Containers, Linkerd

Guy Barrette

Technical Content Developer

Montréal, Canada

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