Seattle, WA
December 10–13, 2018
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Tuesday, December 11 • 1:45pm - 2:20pm
Water, Water, Everywhere: Making Kubernetes Audit Logs Potable - Kate Kuchin, Heptio

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Audit logging in Kubernetes is a powerful tool that grants Kubernetes operators more insight into their clusters. Audit logs can tell us what happened in our clusters, when it happened, who did it, what resources were affected, and more. The problem is, even a fairly stagnant Kubernetes cluster generates millions of audit logs per week. And it's up to us to distill value out of what is largely just noise.

So, how can we isolate important audit events to better understand what's going on in our clusters?

In this session, we'll first go over what Kubernetes audit logs are and what information they provide. We'll then do a live a demo of getting audit set up on a cluster, and inspect the raw logs that are generated. And finally, we'll talk about strategies for pulling useful information out of the deluge, so we can make sense of these millions of audit logs glean actionable insights.

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Kate Kuchin

Senior Systems Software Engineer, Heptio
Kate is a Senior Software Engineer at Heptio, where she works on the UX team to build tools to make Kubernetes easier to adopt and use. She started her career at Google, where she worked on the Consumer Operations team of (the now sadly defunct) orkut. She has since worked at startups... Read More →

Tuesday December 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:20pm
4C 3/4