I don’t belong to any DevOps space but I keep hearing things like Docker / kubernetes and what not. I Quickly wanted to see what these are capable of and if I can use them to my advantage so that later I can see the use case for networking.

Docker so far seems to be far more capable and am enjoying it. Thanks to one of my friends who suggested this wonderful Repo, monitoring my server has been more granular.

I will have a detailed post on Juniper MX image via docker but for now, I have used it for something out of networking space to serve a small purpose.

https://github.com/netdata/netdata

This what Netdata UI looks like while monitoring my server, this is really wonderful as for the long time  I was trying to implement many Monitoring systems and most of them required some dedicated hardware or at least a Vmware spin-off instance, which is fine for me I suppose but I wanted something small and yet effective.

Netdata operates on port 19999 of localhost and should be reachable via any web-browser.

I made a small cronjob which starts this instance on every reboot.

Installation is pretty straight forward, you have to install docker and follow the below guide

https://github.com/netdata/netdata/tree/master/packaging/docker#install-netdata-with-docker

Note: For some reason, I was not able to install netdata using default installation process and Irony is that it only worked through docker which I wanted to explore.

 

-Rakesh