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👋 I'm Andrew Waters, DevOps Engineer at ub.io.
This is my personal site, named after the andon manufacturing system
from lean production which notifies management of a quality or process problem.

Latest Article

Adopting Thanos and Prometheus for long term metrics

An introduction to monitoring and observability for a series on adopting an open source, long term storage solution using Prometheus and Thanos for monitoring your applications.

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observability monitoring

Featured Projects

Manage your DNS using the free networking service on Digital Ocean using Terraform and a single, sweet yaml file.

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An open source HTTP payload inspection API

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Recent Snippets

I'm very excited to be speaking at CLL20 in May about Thanos for long term Prometheus metric storage.


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speaking observabilitry

Thoughts on my new quest for a new personal and professional challenge.


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devops engineering career

Whilst giving this site a general tidy up recently, I found a couple of old articles published on the Journal.


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publishing

WHM changed the way it handles backups in 11.38.


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whm backup

The `monlist` command against NTP servers is being used to launch DDOS attacks.


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ntp linux esxi

Sometimes you want to connect to a different set of upstream nodes from an NGINX load balancer.


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nginx load balancer

bodged with ♥ in NCL, AMS, NAP, NYC, BOS and LDN