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Best Practices in Monitoring a Kubernetes Cluster With Prometheus, Grafana and Loki

Starts on April 27, 2022 at 03:00 PM
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By Kim Schlesinger

Developer Advocate

Best Practices in Monitoring a Kubernetes Cluster With Prometheus, Grafana and Loki

About the Talk

If you’re responsible for a Kubernetes cluster, it’s important to know how to monitor its health and troubleshoot problems. Learn how to collect metrics from your cluster, setup alerts, and send notifications to the right people when something goes wrong.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Setting up monitoring and logging using Prometheus, Grafana, and Loki
  • Which five key Kubernetes health metrics should be monitored
  • Setting up Alertmanager to send alerts to an on-call engineer

This Talk Is Designed For

Anyone that is setting up production Kubernetes clusters.


  • You’ve connected to a Kubernetes cluster with the command-line tool kubectl.
  • You’ve deployed workloads in a Kubernetes cluster.


Prometheus Setup Stack

Loki Setup Stack

Kubernetes Monitoring Stack

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About the authors
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Developer Advocate

I’m a developer advocate at DigitalOcean focusing on Kubernetes and other Cloud Native technologies

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