Author: Bryton Hall
Monitoring Kubernetes with Prometheus
by Bryton Hall
| Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
Having Kubernetes up and running is great. However, failing to properly monitor the health of a cluster (and the applications it orchestrates) is just asking for trouble!
Fortunately, there are many tools for the job; one of the most popular tools is Prometheus:
an open-source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit
While Prometheus can scale to handle a great deal of metrics in a variety of complex setups (see the diagram below), in this post we’re going to focus on the simple task of monitoring, and alerting on, a single metric from one application.