A while ago, I created a component that can write to InfluxDB 2.0 from Dapr. This component is now included in the 0.10 release. In this post, we will briefly look at how you can use it.
Showcases Category: Kubernetes
Most software architects and developers know that they need to monitor their systems. What often prevents them from implementing an effective monitoring solution is the plethora of choices they face.
Here I’ll talk about the easy way to deploy StatsD, Grafana on your local environment using Docker and Kubernetes. In the talk I’ll focus more on getting a result, rather than full theoretical coverage of the material. I’ll also cover, but not deeply, how to send StatsD metrics from .NET Core application.
This post focuses on monitoring your Kafka deployment in Kubernetes if you can’t or won’t use Prometheus. Kafka exposes its metrics through JMX. To be able to collect metrics in your favourite reporting backend (e.g. InfluxDB or Graphite) you need a way to query metrics using the JMX protocol and transport them. This is where jmxtrans comes in handy. With a few small tweaks it turns out it’s pretty effective to run this as a sidecar in your Kafka pods, have it query for metrics and transport them into your reporting backend. For the impatient: all sample code is available here.
Watch as I explain the the layout of the stable helm chart for Influx, and how to update Prometheus to write its time series data to Influx.
In early 2015, after years of running deployments on Amazon EC2, my team at Luminis Technologies was tasked with building a new deployment platform for all our development teams.
Kubernetes provides detailed insights about resource usage in the cluster. This is enabled by using Heapster, cAdvisor, InfluxDB and Grafana.
I know that the Cloud Native Computing Foundation chose Prometheus as the monitoring platform of choice for Kubernetes, but in this post I’ll show you how to quickly get started with graphing CPU, memory, disk and network in a Kubernetes cluster using Heapster, InfluxDB and Grafana.