Using log based metrics to send alerts in GCP

Use Case: The failed backup

One of the projects I’m involved with has a GKE cluster with a couple of dozen workloads. Each of them have some sort of configmap or a kubernetes secret that provides the container with its specific configuration.

Successful backup by Velero

Conclusion

By using only built-in components to monitor applications we can aggregate all information in Cloud Logging and use Monitoring to quickly correlate application logs with other infrastructure metrics.

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Alex De Smet

Alex De Smet

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Senior Cloud Devops Engineer @vbridgebv. Former college teacher.