Monitoring Workers and Workloads

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This topic lists Enterprise PKS (PKS) components and integrations you can use to capture logs and metrics about your Kubernetes worker nodes and workloads.

Overview

To monitor Kubernetes worker nodes and workloads in your PKS deployment, you can enable one or more of the following components and integrations in the Enterprise PKS tile > the Logging and Monitoring panes:

Name Type Link
Sink resources PKS component See Sink Resources below.
Wavefront Integration See Supported Integrations below.
cAdvisor Integration See Supported Integrations below.

When running on worker nodes, these components and integrations are visible to both PKS admins and cluster users such as developers.

To enable sink resources, Wavefront, or cAdvisor integration, follow the instructions in Logging and Monitoring for your IaaS:

Sink Resources

In PKS, you can deploy log sinks and metric sinks to monitor your Kubernetes worker nodes and workloads that are running on them.

To deploy a log or a metric sink:

  1. Enable sink resources in the Enterprise PKS tile > the Logging and Monitoring panes by selecting the Enable Log Sink Resources and Enable Metric Sink Resources checkboxes.

    You can enable both log and metric sink resources or only one of them.

  2. (Optional) Enable Node Exporter on worker nodes by selecting the Enable Node Exporter checkbox in the Monitoring pane.

  3. Create sink resources. For instructions, see Creating and Managing Sink Resources.

For more information about sink resources, see:

Supported Integrations

PKS supports the following integrations:


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