Level Up Your DevOps game — Best of this Week 12th Nov 2023

Vikas Yadav
2 min readNov 12, 2023


“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” — Thomas A. Edison

I compile Site Reliability Engineering/DevOps-related articles every week and help you keep up your learning game.

This week we covered:

  1. Learning tcpdump Quickly
  2. Exploring Kubernetes VPA
  3. DevOps Projects for Practical Experience
  4. LinkedIn School of SRE

I also write about the tools and tips related to Software Development and SRE regularly on my Linkedin profile. You can check out my profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikasyadav94/

Learning tcpdump Quickly

Want to learn tcpdump? You can either browse through tons of documents for hours or just spend 30 mins on this one.

I have been through a lot of resources to get good with tcpdump — but hands down — there’s nothing better than this.

All credits to the author Julia Evans (https://jvns.ca/). She’s doing a brilliant job of oversimplifying complex things.

#tcpdump #devops #linux

Exploring Kubernetes VPA

Vertical Pod Autoscaler (VPA) in Kubernetes looks very promising 🚀

VPA offers tons of amazing features

1️⃣ Automatic Resource Adjustment: VPA automatically adjusts the CPU and memory requested by pods in your Kubernetes cluster based on usage, ensuring optimal resource allocation and scheduling.

2️⃣ VPA uses a Custom Resource Definition object, allowing you to specify which pods should be vertically autoscaled and how the resource recommendations are applied. It’s highly customizable.

If you’re using Kubernetes and haven’t explored the Vertical Pod Autoscaler yet, I highly recommend giving it a try. Do let me know your thoughts on it as well and your experience with it too!

Want to know more about VPA? Check this out: https://lnkd.in/dwVJxBQP

#devops #kubernetes #github

DevOps Projects for Practical Experience

Are you looking to get into DevOps/SRE roles?

Check out this great collection of practical DevOps projects that you can work on to gain hands-on experience

Whether it’s setting up a static website, handling a load balancer, or rolling out scalable Java apps, this post offers a variety of excellent suggestions to sharpen your skills.

If you manage to create all the projects listed here, I’d be excited to work with you on my consulting projects!


#devops #sre

LinkedIn School of SRE

Are you looking to get into the SRE domain or you want to upskill yourselves or you just want to just revisit the fundamentals?

I get a lot of messages from people asking about the SRE role and how they can get started. Well, here’s how you can:

LinkedIn maintains an amazing collection of “getting started” resources for SRE. They are specifically designed for fresh college grads but can also be used by experienced folks.


#schoolofsre #sre #linkedin