Managing the Performance of Grafana/Prometheus Dashboards using Nginx & Lua

Is your Prometheus performance causing your Grafana experience to suffer? Could you explain which of your tens of Grafana dashboards or users are causing performance problems in Prometheus? Let me show you how we unlocked insight into the performance of…

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Map Upstream Dependencies using N-grams in Python

l.e. Which option would you prefer to receive when asked to make many changes throughout a complex system you’re unfamiliar with? “fix this” (many times), or “fix this, which might be better known as a name, most likely by making…

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Amazon EFS Top-Talkers

Recently, I was helping a client with their AWS Elastic File Service (EFS), which is a managed NFSv4.1 service, with some additional connectivity and authentication capabilities. I was new to this client, so had little prior knowledge of their NFS…

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Automating Scripts Via SSH

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Have you ever logged on to a Linux machine, only to be greeted by a prompt requesting you make some choice? It’s probably a script being called from .bash_profile or .profile, and that script doesn’t let you exit until a…

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Installing Elasticsearch Using Ansible – the Quick Way!

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we bring forward a popular post from the past. We originally published today’s post on December 12, 2019. This is the first of a series of…

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How to Secure Your Elastic Stack (Plus Kibana, Logstash and Beats)

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we bring forward a popular post from the past. We originally published today’s post on December 16, 2019. This is the second of a series of…

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VPN Options with Azure: Azure to Site

As business entities move some of their services to Microsoft Azure Cloud (Azure), we see hybrid networks emerge that can span multiple physical sites and multiple cloud environments. Connecting those network segments securely can present some challenges. I’ve encountered two types…

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How to Connect from Cloud Functions to the Private IP Address of Cloud SQL in Google Cloud

Cloud functions allow you to run single-purpose functions without having to manage instances in Google Cloud. Cloud SQL is Google Cloud’s managed SQL service. For better security, it’s best practice to disable public IP in Cloud SQL. In terraform, the…

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How To Export Collections in SCCM to CSV Using Powershell

Your mission: Gather a list of servers in a specific collection on System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) so you or your client can verify the servers in the collection. How will you do it? First, a disclaimer. I’m a data…

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Advice for Remote Work Planning

With many companies investigating or enacting remote work options in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Pythian team would like to share their best advice to those companies considering a move to remote work. Here are some of our remote…

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