I’d like to know how to monitor DOKS. Is build in solution enough or should I install additional software, eg. kube-state-metrics or Prometheus Operator.

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Hi there @rechandler,

In addition to the Basic metrics which include CPU usage, load averages, bandwidth, and disk I/O. What I could suggest here is enabling the DigitalOcean’s optional Kubernetes deployment metrics. To do that you need to install kube-state-metrics, a sidecar metrics agent that collects object state metrics from the Kubernetes API server.

You can take a look at the official documentation on how to do that here:


Hope that this helps!

Hi there!

In addition to Bobby’s answer above I would recommend the Prometheus Operator. This can be easily installed via helm chart(https://github.com/helm/charts/tree/master/stable/prometheus-operator) and it automatically deploys components like alertmanager to be able to send any pages or alerts for monitoring pretty much anything you can think of in a kubernetes cluster.


John Kwiatkoski
Senior Developer Support Engineer - Kubernetes

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