In the ever-evolving landscape of container orchestration, Kubernetes has emerged as a frontrunner, offering unparalleled flexibility and scalability. However, with great power comes great responsibility — the responsibility to monitor and understand your Kubernetes clusters effectively. This is where Prometheus and Grafana step in, forming a dynamic duo that provides comprehensive insights into Kubernetes clusters.
Understanding Kubernetes and KIND
Before diving into the monitoring aspect, let’s understand Kubernetes. It’s an open-source system for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. For our setup, we use Kubernetes IN Docker (KIND), which is an excellent tool for running local Kubernetes clusters using Docker containers.