Monitor and Manage Clusters, Nodes, and Namespaces in the Management Console

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You can find general information about your deployment, and information about all of the clusters and nodes running it, in the Enterprise PKS view of Enterprise PKS Management Console.

Obtain Cluster Information

  1. Go to the Enterprise PKS view of the management console.
  2. Select the Clusters tab to see detailed information about all of the clusters running in this instance.
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  3. Select a cluster.
    On the Summary tab for the cluster, you see general information about that cluster, as well as networking, and the nodes in that cluster.
    • In the Cluster Overview panel, select the Availability Zone links to be taken the vSphere cluster, host group, or resource pool that contains the cluster.
    • In the Networking panel, select the links to be taken to each of the different components that comprise the network stack for the cluster.
    • In the Storage panel, expand Persistent Volume Claims to see the volumes that your cluster is using.
    • In the Nodes panel, expand Masters and Workers and select the VM links to go to those VMs in the vSphere inventory. Overview of an individual cluster
  4. Select the Nodes tab to see details of all of the nodes that are running in that cluster. All nodes in an individual cluster
  5. Select the Namespaces tab to see the status and networking details of all of the namespaces that are running in that cluster. All namespaces in an individual cluster

Connect to Clusters in Kubernetes Dashboard

  1. Go to the Enterprise PKS view of the management console.
  2. Select the Clusters tab for your Enterprise PKS instance.
  3. Select a cluster.
  4. Select Open Kubenetes Dashboard for instructions about how to access the cluster by using Kubernetes Dashboard. Connect to a cluster in K8S Dashboard

Connect to Clusters with kubectl

  1. Go to the Enterprise PKS view of the management console.
  2. Select the Clusters tab for your Enterprise PKS instance.
  3. Select a cluster.
  4. Select Access Cluster for instructions about how to access the cluster by using kubectl. Connect to a cluster in K8S Dashboard
  5. Click Email to send the instructions to users who need to use kubectl to connect to this cluster.

Obtain Node Information

  1. Go to the Enterprise PKS view of the management console.
  2. Select the Nodes tab to see detailed information about all of the nodes running in this instance.

    This tab shows the general status, type, name, IP, and availability zone for all of the nodes that are running in your Enterprise PKS instance.

    All nodes

  3. Click the links in the Kubernetes Clusters columns to go the Summary tab of that cluster. Go to a node's cluster

  4. Click the links in the VM Name column to be taken to the node VMs in the vSphere inventory. Go to a node VM


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