AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

DevOps / Build, Test, Deploy / Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy
CTO at My Job Glasses·

We build a Slack app using the Bolt framework from slack https://api.slack.com/tools/bolt, a Node.js express app. It allows us to easily implement some administration features so we can easily communicate with our backend services, and we don't have to develop any frontend app since Slack block kit will do this for us. It can act as a Chatbot or handle message actions and custom slack flows for our employees.

This app is deployed as a microservice on Amazon EC2 Container Service with AWS Fargate. It uses very little memory (and money) and can communicate easily with our backend services. Slack is connected to this app through a ALB ( AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) )

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DevOps Engineer at PlayAsYouGo·

For our Compute services, we decided to use AWS Lambda as it is perfect for quick executions (perfect for a bot), is serverless, and is required by Amazon Lex, which we will use as the framework for our bot. We chose Amazon Lex as it integrates well with other #AWS services and uses the same technology as Alexa. This will give customers the ability to purchase licenses through their Alexa device. We chose Amazon DynamoDB to store customer information as it is a noSQL database, has high performance, and highly available. If we decide to train our own models for license recommendation we will either use Amazon SageMaker or Amazon EC2 with AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and AWS ASG as they are ideal for model training and inference.

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Sr. Business Analyst_PMO at IT·

Hey!

We are planning to migrate web application with the same UI AngularJS to #AWS cloud with AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Jenkins, Docker stack, to check its performance for 200 users. Any suggestions for alternative technologies?

What is the infra required?

Thanks in advance.

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Needs advice
on
SysdigSysdigNew RelicNew Relic
and
DatadogDatadog

We are looking for a centralised monitoring solution for our application deployed on Amazon EKS. We would like to monitor using metrics from Kubernetes, AWS services (NeptuneDB, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, etc) and application microservice's custom metrics.

We are expected to use around 80 microservices (not replicas). I think a total of 200-250 microservices will be there in the system with 10-12 slave nodes.

We tried Prometheus but it looks like maintenance is a big issue. We need to manage scaling, maintaining the storage, and dealing with multiple exporters and Grafana. I felt this itself needs few dedicated resources (at least 2-3 people) to manage. Not sure if I am thinking in the correct direction. Please confirm.

You mentioned Datadog and Sysdig charges per host. Does it charge per slave node?

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Datadog

Can't say anything to Sysdig. I clearly prefer Datadog as

  • they provide plenty of easy to "switch-on" plugins for various technologies (incl. most of AWS)
  • easy to code (python) agent plugins / api for own metrics
  • brillant dashboarding / alarms with many customization options
  • pricing is OK, there are cheaper options for specific use cases but if you want superior dashboarding / alarms I haven't seen a good competitor (despite your own Prometheus / Grafana / Kibana dog food)

IMHO NewRelic is "promising since years" ;) good ideas but bad integration between their products. Their Dashboard query language is really nice but lacks critical functions like multiple data sets or advanced calculations. Needless to say you get all of that with Datadog.

Need help setting up a monitoring / logging / alarm infrastructure? Send me a message!

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Medeti Vamsi Krishna
Medeti Vamsi Krishna
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June 30th 2020 at 11:52AM

Thanks for the reply, I am working on DataDog trail version now. I am able to see my containers/pods/VMs metrics in the DataDog.

I am trying to do the jmx integration with autodiscovery now. But I am not able to see the jvm metrics in DataDog. Can you please help on this?

Here is my deployment yaml:

`

apiVersion: apps/v1

kind: Deployment

metadata:

name: myapp

namespace: datadog

annotations:

ad.datadoghq.com/myapp.check_names: >-

'["myapp"]'

ad.datadoghq.com/myapp.init_configs: >-

'[{"is_jmx": true, "collect_default_metrics": true}]'

ad.datadoghq.com/tomcat.instances: >-

'[{"host": "%%host%%","port":"5000"}]'

labels:

app: myapp

spec:

selector:

matchLabels:

app: myapp

template:

metadata:

labels:

app: myapp

spec:

containers:

- name: myapp

image: nexus.nslhub.com/sample-java-app:2.0

imagePullPolicy: Always

ports:

- containerPort: 8080

name: http

- containerPort: 5000

name: jmx

imagePullSecrets:

- name: myappsecret

nodeSelector:

kubernetes.io/hostname: ip-10-5-7-173.ap-south-1.compute.internal

`

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Jens Günther
Jens Günther
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June 30th 2020 at 11:57AM

Would like to help, but there could be hundreds of reasons why the incoming and outgoing jmx ports are not accessible from the agent.

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Instana

Hi Medeti,

you are right. Building based on your stack something with open source is heavy lifting. A lot of people I know start with such a set-up, but quickly run into frustration as they need to dedicated their best people to build a monitoring which is doing the job in a professional way.

As you are microservice focussed and are looking for 'low implementation and maintenance effort', you might want to have a look at INSTANA, which was built with modern tool stacks in mind. https://www.instana.com/apm-for-microservices/

We have a public sand-box available if you just want to have a look at the product once and of course also a free-trial: https://www.instana.com/getting-started-with-apm/

Let me know if you need anything on top.

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