At LambdaTest, Anurag and his team are responsible for maintaining and scaling up more than 3000 different types of environments that are used for testing by customers. In this talk, He will highlight challenges faced by LambdaTest in maintaining a consistent and updated environment across multiple data centers, housing various machines like Mac Minis and Linux machines. He will introduce ‘Reconciler’, an internal project developed to address issues of desynchronization and outdated configurations in our production machines.

This talk will cover how Reconciler uses a ‘spec’ or ‘master sheet’ as a source of truth to maintain an updated inventory, along with an observability tool for real-time health snapshots.

The talk will also delve into how customizations in the spec helped in deciding the downtime strategies for updates and ultimately enhanced customer experience by resolving intermittent issues.

Takeaways from the talk:

  • Mastering Multi-Datacenter Sync: Insights into maintaining updated, synchronized environments across multiple data centers.
  • Automated Configuration Management: Strategies for using a ‘spec’ as a source of truth to automate inventory synchronization and updates.
  • Real-Time Observability: Benefits of real-time monitoring tools for instant health checks and gap identification.
  • Zero Downtime Customizations: Techniques for determining update strategies that minimize service interruptions.
  • Operational Efficiency and Reliability: Understanding the impact of automated synchronization on operational efficiency and customer experience.

May 22 @ 13:30
13:30 — 14:15 (45′)

Anurag Sharma