Linux System Metrics

Thursday, 31 August, 2017 - 13:3017:00

Nati Cohen, Here Technologies, and Avishai Ish-Shalom,


While you can learn a lot by emitting metrics from your application, some insights can only be gained by looking at OS metrics. Yet OS metrics, despite being commonly used are also frequently misunderstood.

In this hands-on workshop, we will go over commonly used CPU, memory, disk and network metrics, and make sure we understand each of them. We will experiment with old & new tools to acquire and analyse metrics, evaluate a black-box workloads by looking at metrics, and assess the effect of extreme metric values on simple applications. During our adventure, we will learn about Linux internals, it’s underlying optimizations and unexpected limitations.

To participate, just make sure to bring a laptop, and have a chromium-based browser installed.

View the workshop's materials and exercises here.

Nati Cohen, Here Technologies

Production Engineer at Here Technologies, and a Teaching Assistant at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. Previous experience includes: operations consulting, software development, *nix administration and security research in the Intelligence Corps as well as in multiple startup companies.

Avishai Ish-Shalom ,

Avishai is a veteran operations and software engineer with years of production experience. Currently masquerading as an engineering manager, Avishai is leading a team of software engineers at core services group. In his spare time, Avishai is spreading weird ideas and conspiracy theories like DevOps and Operations Engineering.

@conference {205530,
author = {Nati Cohen and Avishai Ish-Shalom},
title = {Linux System Metrics},
year = {2017},
address = {Dublin},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug