Datadog presents: Container monitoring challenges: isolation vs instrumentation

Containers provide increased security through isolation and rule-based access control. While this is a great improvement, this proved to be a challenge at Datadog for effectively instrumenting and monitoring containerised workloads. In this talk, we will go through several of the technical issues we encountered while developing container-aware instrumentation, and how what we learned can be leveraged to improve your deployment’s security and performance.

  • Cgroup hierarchies: limits and accounting

  • Kernel namespacing: what do –net, –pid, –privileged imply?

  • Host-local traffic through Unix Domain Sockets: performance gains and origin detection thanks to ancillary data

  • How to secure you Docker socket?

track icon Containers
duration icon 45 min
language icon English
level icon All


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