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Monitoring Kubernetes with Prometheus

Monitoring Kubernetes with Prometheus

by Bryton Hall | Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 | Kubernetes

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.