Thursday, November 21 • 11:50am - 12:25pm
Am I Using It Right? Checking Best Practices on Live Kubernetes Clusters - Varsha Varadarajan & Adam Wolfe Gordon, DigitalOcean

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While Kubernetes is stable, best practices for using it are a moving target. Some are generally applicable, others unique to a particular configuration or platform. Following best practices helps ensure workloads stay running as expected through cluster maintenance and upgrades, but checking them can feel like playing whack-a-mole in the dark.

This talk introduces a new open source tool, clusterlint, that checks compliance with best practices. Unlike other linters that work on deployment manifests, clusterlint identifies risks and problems in running Kubernetes clusters, making it useful for finding potential problems before performing cluster maintenance.

We'll discuss what clusterlint checks, why, how it works, how we use it in DigitalOcean's managed Kubernetes product to warn users of danger, and future plans for the tool.

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Adam Wolfe Gordon

Sr. Engineer, DigitalOcean
Adam Wolfe Gordon is a software engineer at DigitalOcean, currently working on managed Kubernetes and container registry. He previously worked on block storage at DigitalOcean and EMC. Adam is a regular conference speaker and a frequent attendee of and presenter at local meetups in... Read More →

Varsha Varadarajan

Engineering Intern, DigitalOcean
Varsha is a software engineer currently pursuing a Master's degree in Computer Science. She previously worked at ThoughtWorks in the continuous delivery domain; and as an intern at DigitalOcean on managed Kubernetes, where clusterlint was created. She likes working on Kubernetes related... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2019 11:50am - 12:25pm
Ballroom Sec 20AB - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level