Day 2 Operations with Containers: Myth vs. Reality

Presented by Elizabeth K. Joseph
Tuesday 10:50 a.m.–11:15 a.m. in Great Hall CB01.05.009
Target audience: Community


Containers have been hailed as an easy solution to many problems, from software testing to scaling stateless workloads in production. But anyone can write a deployment tool for a container-based infrastructure, the hard work comes when you get to day 2 and you need to handle the day to day operations and maintenance. Metrics, monitoring, logs, debugging, backups and upgrades are all considerations that systems administrators need to take into account before they invest in a solution. Through lessons learned from direct experience in operations, as well as feedback from open source DC/OS community members, this talk will pull back the curtain to show the internals of how to handle these day 2 operations. It will also provide a checklist of things you want make sure are included when you build a plan for building and maintaining your infrastructure (hint: Logging should never be an afterthought).

Presented by

Elizabeth K. Joseph

Elizabeth K. Joseph is a Developer Advocate at Mesosphere focused on DC/OS and Apache Mesos. Previously, she spent four years as a systems engineer on the OpenStack Infrastructure team and six years on the Ubuntu Community Council. She is the author of Common OpenStack Deployments (2016) The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th (2014) and 9th (2016) editions. At home in San Francisco, she sits on the Board of Directors for, a non-profit providing Linux-based computers to schools and community centers in need.