A Practical Guide To Dashboarding

A presentation at NDC London in January 2019 in Westminster, London, UK by Jessica White

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A Practical Guide to Dashboarding Jessica White Software Engineer at

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon What Is A Dashboard & Why Should I Care?

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Suggested Baselines

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Metrics VS Diagnostics ● High level view ● For assessing a system and spotting issues ● Kept in present view ● Log analytics ● For tracing and debugging ● Used when fixing issues

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Services

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon U.S.E

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Utilisation

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Saturation

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Error

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon APIs

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Four Golden Signals - Google Traffic Error Latency Saturation

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Four Golden Signals - Google Traffic

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Four Golden Signals - Google Error

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Four Golden Signals - Google Latency

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Four Golden Signals - Google Saturation

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Four Golden Signals - Google Saturation

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Four Golden Signals - Google Saturation

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Four Golden Signals - Google Saturation

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon R.E.D Rate Error Duration

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon R.E.D Rate

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon R.E.D Error

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon R.E.D Duration

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Rate Error Duration Traffic Error Latency Saturation

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Response API REQUEST Includes calls to the server RESPONSE SERVER

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon WHISPER CARBON SERVER

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Demo

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Task definition includes: ● Docker image ● Port mappings ● Environment variables ● Postgres endpoint ● Graphite address Postgres Whisper Config

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Do these metrics help you in real life?

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Where Can I Learn More?

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon These slides and resources will be made available on my be.notist page after this session: https://noti.st/jesspwhite The link to which will be shared on Twitter @JessPWhite

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Tom Wilkie -The Red Method: How To Instrument Your Services ● Talk from Influx Days ● Slides From GrafanaCon EU Brendan Greg -The USE Method ● Article on USE Method Google SRE Book ● Book available online ● Other google SRE resources Extra ● I also occasionally blog

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@JessPWhite #NDCLondon Thank you for listening