Optimizing Grafana and Prometheus rendering performance using Trickster

Trickster is a reverse proxy cache for the Prometheus HTTP APIv1 that dramatically accelerates dashboard rendering times for any series queried from Prometheus. See our previous post about Why we Love Grafana and Prometheus. We are always super impatient so love cool things like Trickster. Dashboards that automatically refresh should now load on average 90% faster. Oh yeah!…

Training for Baby Crafty Penguins

Here is the training that we like our fledgling baby Crafty Penguins go through. This gives solid exposure to Linux, Networking, and Development concepts required to fill a DevOps or SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) role. Run through http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ book to build a Linux system from scratch. Setup GNS3 simulator with: Cisco IOS switch VLANs. One VLAN for…