Grafana Labs Releases Kubernetes Monitoring for Grafana Cloud

Grafana Labs is introducing the Kubernetes Monitoring solution for Grafana Cloud, enabling all levels of Kubernetes usage within an organization. Kubernetes Monitoring is available to all Grafana Cloud users, including those on the generous free tier.

Grafana Cloud users can install the Grafana Agent onto their Kubernetes cluster(s) and in minutes, the Kube-state metrics will be shipped to Prometheus and Grafana, according to the vendor. From there, Grafana Cloud users have out-of-the-box access to their Kubernetes infrastructure’s metrics, logs, and Kubernetes events as well as prebuilt dashboards and alerts.

With the launch of the Kubernetes Monitoring solution, Grafana Labs is also introducing the cluster navigation view—a brand-new interface to visualize Kubernetes objects at every level.

Users can quickly jump into specific namespaces to see the number of Kubernetes pods running, watch deployments happen in real time, or narrow down any workloads that have pods in an undesirable state.

Users can also dive further into workloads to get a glance at CPU usage, pod status, or jump out to related dashboards and log queries in new windows.

Finally, with cluster navigation, users can drill down to the pod level to see pod status, streaming pod logs, Kubernetes events, container specifics, and important details you need to quickly understand the state of your application.

In addition to the cluster navigation view, installing the Grafana Agent will also give you several prebuilt Kubernetes dashboards and alerts to monitor CPU usage at the cluster, namespace, workload, and pod levels. So Grafana Cloud users can instantly start keeping track of resources used, running pods, and storage operations all within the dashboards.

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