Containers

Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Fluent Bit for Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate is here

Akshay Ram, Prithvi Ramesh, Michael Hausenblas In issue 701 of our containers roadmap we discussed supporting our CNCF Fluent Bit-based log router in the context of EKS on Fargate. In this blog post we provide you context on this new feature and walk you through the usage of it, shipping logs directly to CloudWatch with […]

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Create a pipeline with canary deployments for Amazon EKS with AWS App Mesh

In this post, we will demonstrate how customers can leverage different AWS services in conjunction with AWS App Mesh to implement a canary deployment strategy for applications running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). As stated in the post “Getting started with App Mesh and EKS”, many customers are currently implementing microservices in a […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Prometheus metrics now generally available

Imaya Kumar Jagannathan, TP Kohli, and Michael Hausenblas In Using Prometheus Metrics in Amazon CloudWatch we showed you how to use the beta version of the Amazon CloudWatch supporting the ingestion of Prometheus metrics. Now that we made this feature generally available we explore its benefits in greater detail and show you how to use […]

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Streaming logs from Amazon EKS Windows pods to Amazon CloudWatch Logs using Fluentd

Containers are a method of operating system virtualization that allow you to run an application and its dependencies in resource-isolated processes. Containers allow you to easily package an application’s code, configurations, and dependencies into easy-to-use building blocks that deliver environmental consistency, operational efficiency, developer productivity, and version control. Using Windows containers allows you to get […]

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Using Prometheus Metrics in Amazon CloudWatch

Imaya Kumar Jagannathan, Justin Gu, Marc Chéné, and Michael Hausenblas Update 2020-09-08: The feature described in this post is now in GA, see details in the Amazon CloudWatch now monitors Prometheus metrics from Container environments What’s New item. Earlier this week we announced the public beta support for monitoring Prometheus metrics in CloudWatch Container Insights. […]

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Access Logging Made Easy with AWS App Mesh and Fluent Bit

I’ve found that the term microservices can have different meanings and benefits depending on who you talk to. However, the one benefit where I’ve typically found consensus is that microservices allow your teams to have the freedom to choose the best tool for each job. Meaning, microservices architectures shouldn’t follow a “one size fits all” […]

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Kubernetes Logging powered by AWS for Fluent Bit

Centralized logging is an instrumental component of running and managing Kubernetes clusters at scale. Developers need access to logs for debugging and monitoring applications, operations teams need access for monitoring applications, and security needs access for monitoring. These teams have different requirements for processing and storage of logs. In this blog post, we will look […]

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A Diagram of the internals of FireLens.

Under the hood: FireLens for Amazon ECS Tasks

Recently, Amazon ECS announced support for custom log routing via FireLens. FireLens makes it easy to use the popular open source logging projects Fluentd and Fluent Bit; enabling you to send logs to a wide array of AWS Services and partner destinations. In this post, I detail how and why we built FireLens. I also […]

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