Are You Testing Your Observability? Patterns for Instrumenting Your Services


  • Bartek PlotkaK
  • Kemal Akkoyun

Session summary 

Observability, example load balancer app:

Examples how many requests result in an error?

What about whether loaad balancer is fairly distributing the requests?

Does the load balancer introducing latency?

Prometheus metrics being promoting, quick, easy, scalable?

This was then visualised using grafana.

Do not confuse metric gathering and logging.

Unit test your metric instruments