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Discovering Latency with Google Cloud Trace

Latency is one of Google Cloud's Four Golden Signals when it comes to Service Level Indicators – and it's easy to see why. When an application suffers from increased latency, the user experience is a highly negative one: suddenly what was regarded as a reliable application becomes, at best, suspect and, at worst, dismissed as unreliable. Google Cloud's Cloud Trace makes it possible for developers and SREs to keep a close eye on latency analytics. In this hands-on lab, you'll create the infrastructure for the app and then trigger it so you can see how Cloud Trace works, first-hand.


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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Dec 04, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Set up Necessary Infrastructure

    1. Create the needed Kubernetes cluster and work with existing YAML files to create a Docker image of an app and push it to the Container Registry.
  2. Challenge

    Deploy a Python App With Additional Services

    1. Customize a bash script and then run it to deploy the app and three load balancers.
  3. Challenge

    Execute a Request

    1. Using Cloud Shell, execute a curl command in the proper syntax to send a request to one of the load balancers and begin the tracing.
  4. Challenge

    Review Cloud Trace Analytics

    1. Identify traces and spans resulting from the submitted request and response and review the latency data.

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