I mentioned a few weeks ago that my talk at LinuxCon in San Diego had been very well received. Thanks to some good friends, we also created a video of the event, and this week I want to point you to the final cut of that video. This talk is a great introduction to the Assimilation Monitoring Project.
Thanks to Robert Holder, the video includes annotations and highlighted versions of my slides. He has rendered this video in 720p so you can see everything in its HD glory, and also in 480p for those with more limited network bandwidth. You can also look at the slides separately (even though they're quite readable in the video).
This includes an overview of many of the aspects of the project covered here in my blog. Topics covered include:
- Project scope - what problems we address
- Architectural overview
- Why it's incredibly scalable
- Continuous integrated stealth discovery
- How service monitoring works
- Central Authority capabilities
- Nanoprobe (agent) capabilities
- Why Neo4j?
- How discovery works
- Sample discovery data
- Sample Dependency and switch discovery graphs
- Current state, future plans
I'd love to hear feedback on the project, on the presentation. What did you like? Is this something you'd be interested in? What did you not like? What needs improving? What would you suggest for the project, or (gulp!) the presenter?