How Jenkins X is Integrating Observability from the Inside, and the Benefits for its Users

Link to full Conference Talk

At the cdCon conference, in june 2021, I gave a talk titled How Jenkins X is Integrating Observability from the Inside, and the Benefits for its Users.

In this talk, I explained what observability means for a Continuous Delivery platform such as Jenkins X, and why it’s important.

I went through how Jenkins X v3 is integrating observability from the inside, using standards such as OpenTelemetry, and packaging a full observability stack using Grafana - with Loki, Promtail, Tempo, and Prometheus.

I highlighted the benefits for the users:

  • platform observability with alerting for all the Kubernetes components (Lighthouse, Tekton, Cert-Manager, …)
  • out-of-the-box dashboards for Continuous Delivery Indicators (Mean Lead Time, Time To Review, Release, and Deployment Frequency, …)
  • distributed traces for your pipelines

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