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Kubernetes Built-in Content 🔗

In addition to the Kubernetes Navigator, SignalFx provides another way to view your Kubernetes environment. The Infrastructure Navigator also provides a data-driven visualization of the overall health and performance of your Kubernetes environment, colored by critical health metrics. Lists of resources and active alerts, as well as relevant built-in dashboards, are available in information tabs below the data visualization.

Note

If you are using the SignalFx Smart Agent version 4.14 or lower, the following is the only way to visualize data from your nodes, pods, containers, and network.

Note

The color or statistics for an element, such as a pod, might change as you drill down or click through your system, because the information, such as, the state of the pod or its memory consumption statistics, might refresh between the time you start navigation and the time a target element appears.

To start, do one of the following:

  • Hover over Infrastructure in the navigation bar and select the Kubernetes element you would like to view in the Infrastructure Navigator.

  • Click Infrastructure in the navigation bar to open the Infrastructure page, display the sidebar if necessary, and select the Kubernetes element you would like to view in the Infrastructure Navigator.

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Overview 🔗

Overview displays the clusters in your system. By default, nodes are colored by CPU utilization. The System Metrics tab shows built-in dashboards for the clusters.

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Hover over the service heading (Overview, Kubernetes Nodes, or Kubernetes Pods) or the cluster name (shown below) and use Go to to navigate to related resources or views.

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Hover over a node to open a tooltip that displays information about the node.

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Click a node to drill down for more detail. The built-in dashboard in the System Metrics tab now reflects only that node and the cluster containing the node. Use Go to to navigate to related resources or views.

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For example, Go to Kubernetes Nodes has the same effect as selecting Kubernetes Nodes in the sidebar and drilling down into the same node.

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Nodes view 🔗

Select Kubernetes Nodes in the sidebar to dynamically color, filter, group, or zoom into individual nodes of your Kubernetes cluster. Use this view to determine the health of the infrastructure supporting Kubernetes and your applications.

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By default, nodes are colored by CPU utilization, but you can select other options.

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Hover over a node to open a tooltip that displays information about the node, or click a node to drill down for more detail. The built-in dashboard in the System Metrics tab now reflects the node and the pods on the node, and you can use Go to to navigate to related resources or views.

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For example, Go to Kubernetes Pods has the same effect as selecting Kubernetes Pods in the sidebar and filtering to see only the pods on that node.

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Pods view 🔗

Select Kubernetes Pods in the sidebar to see the pods running in your Kubernetes cluster. Use this view to track the activity on one pod, or across all pods in your cluster. As in Kubernetes Nodes view, you can dynamically color, filter, group, or select an individual pod.

From an individual pod, you can drill down to Docker Containers, navigate up to the Kubernetes node hosting the pod, or navigate to view the node hosting the pod in other contexts, such as the Hosts (collectd) view.

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By default, pods are colored by Network total (relative amount of network traffic in bytes/second), but you can select other options.

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Hover over a pod to open a tooltip that displays information about the pod, or click a pod to drill down for more detail. The built-in dashboard in the System Metrics tab now reflects that pod and the container for that pod, and you can use Go to to navigate to related resources or views.

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For example, Go to Docker containers has the same effect as selecting Docker Containers in the sidebar and filtering to see only the container for that pod.

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Docker containers view 🔗

Select Docker Containers in the sidebar to see the Docker containers reporting in to SignalFx from your environment. Navigate here from Kubernetes Pods view to show just the containers in a single pod, as shown above, or group and filter by Kubernetes-related dimensions.