Introducing Dripstat Kubernetes Monitoring preview
With the growth of Kubernetes, there has also been a plethora of tools that claim to monitor it. From the open source Prometheus + Grafana to commercial products, pretty much every monitoring solution has a 'Kubernetes' monitoring tagline attached to it. However, existing solutions have Kubernetes monitoring as an added 'feature', more to satisfy a checklist than to truly cure your needs.
Dripstat Kubernetes Monitoring has been written from the groundup specifically to be the one place to see everything in your Kubernetes cluster. It shows you not just the metrics but all the state of your cluster too. We want to make sure you only need to open one browser tab to see anything related to your Kubernetes cluster.
We have a comparison page which lists some of the differences between existing solutions and Dripstat Kubernetes.
Slice and dice data
A lot of the existing Kubernetes monitoring tools only show you a sliver of the metrics, like metrics for a single container or a node.
We believe slicing and dicing of metrics are truly essential to understanding how your cluster's resources are being used. For example, you may want to know how much resources are being used by:
- A namespace
- All the daemonsets
- All the daemonsets in a particular namespace
- Workloads deployed by Helm (across Deployments/Daemonsets/StatefulSets)
Dripstat's slice and dice functionality allows you to answer all these in a second!
Kubernetes monitoring cannot be just about metrics. You need to be able to view the state of your cluster too. To that end, we show you the entire state of your cluster and allow you to fully slice and dice it.
5 second granularity
The Kubernetes monitoring product runs on our new dashboard experience which refreshes data automatically. Kubernetes state is refreshed every 5 seconds, and metrics every 10 second.
But I am already using 'x'?
Read our page comparing Dripstat Kubernetes to other tools.
You can deploy Dripstat Kubernetes monitoring on your cluster alongside other tools. Our agent is very lightweight and takes minimal resources on your cluster. Installation is as simple as
kubectl apply -f dsinfra.yml.