Monitor your Azure Kubernetes Cluster (AKS) with Prometheus and Grafana


- An AKS cluster provisioned and is in Running state- Azure CLI- az aks get-credentials -g {resource-group} -n {aks-cluster-name}- Install Helm for your respective OS -

Steps to configure Prometheus in AKS

  1. Define the Helm repo
helm repo add stable
With Helm, you do not need to worry about the internals of writing manifests and wiring things up. Helm provides you with battle-hardened, production-grade setups extensively tested across multiple scenarios and use cases.We will be using the stable/prometheus-operator chart for this. It's also a good idea to install Prometheus operator in a separate namespace.$kubectl create ns monitoring$helm install prometheus stable/prometheus-operator --namespace monitoring
bash-3.2$ kubectl --namespace monitoring get pods -l "release=prometheus"
prometheus-prometheus-node-exporter-9fhrl 1/1 Running 0 21m
prometheus-prometheus-oper-operator-6d9c4bdb9f-hfpbb 2/2 Running 0 21m
bash-3.2$ kubectl port-forward -n monitoring prometheus-prometheus-oper-operator-6d9c4bdb9f-hfpbb-0 9090
Forwarding from -> 9090
Forwarding from [::1]:9090 -> 9090
bash-3.2$ kubectl get pod -n monitoring|grep grafana
prometheus-grafana-7c78857f5c-qfhld 2/2 Running 0 11m
bash-3.2$ kubectl port-forward -n monitoring prometheus-grafana-7c78857f5c-qfhld 3000
Forwarding from -> 3000
Forwarding from [::1]:3000 -> 3000
Handling connection for 3000
Handling connection for 3000
kubectl get secret -n monitoring prometheus-grafana -o yaml
Get the username and password.





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