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Basic Metrics Monitoring Dashboards

These are a series of basic dashboards in Grafana which provides the main metrics relating to the Application Cluster.


The metrics provided in this dashboard are separated by panels.

  1. Node related
  2. Namespace related
  3. Job related
  4. Deployment related
  5. Pod related
  6. Container related

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The node related dashboard displays the node name, node condition, age, and the creation date and time. These are Realtime Node details.

node related dashboards

Node conditions

Condition Description Indicator
Ready The Ready condition indicates whether the node is ready to accept new Pods. True - The node is ready and available to schedule and run Pods.
DiskPressure The DiskPressure condition indicates whether the node is under disk pressure. True - The node is running low on available disk space.
MemoryPressure The MemoryPressure condition indicates whether the node is under memory pressure. True - The node is running low on available memory.
PIDPressure The PIDPressure condition indicates whether the node is under pressure due to a shortage of process IDs (PIDs). True - The node has exhausted its available PIDs.
NetworkUnavailable The NetworkUnavailable condition indicates whether the node's network is unavailable. True - The node is unable to communicate over the network.

The namespace related dashboard displays Namespaces with their status, age, and creation time.

NOTE: default, kube-node-lease, kube-public, and kube-system are the default namespaces that exist in Kubernetes.

namespace related dashboards

Namespaces status

Status Description
Active The namespace is in use.
Terminating The namespace is being deleted and can not be used for new objects.

The job related dashboard displays jobs related to namespaces including their statuses (Succeeded, Active, or Failed) and their respective pod names.

job related dashboards

Job Status

Status Description
Succeeded The Succeeded status signifies that the Job has been completed successfully. It indicates that all the Pods associated with the Job have finished their execution without any errors. The Job has achieved its desired outcome.
Active The Active status indicates that the Job is currently running and has active Pods associated with it. It represents the number of Pods that are actively executing the task defined by the Job.
Failed The Failed status indicates that the Job has been completed, but one or more Pods associated with it have failed to execute successfully. It typically occurs when a Pod encounters an error or exits with a non-zero exit code. The Job has not achieved its desired outcome.

The deployment related dashboard shows deployments related to namespaces along with their condition and status.

deployements related dashboards

Condition Description True/False Behavior
Available This condition indicates whether the desired number of replicas specified in the Deployment is available and ready. It ensures that the Pods are running, have passed their readiness probes (if defined), and are in a healthy state. True - The Deployment is serving traffic as expected.
Progressing The Progressing condition indicates the overall progress of a Deployment's rollout. It shows whether the Deployment is actively updating or scaling its Pods. True - The Deployment is still making progress towards the desired state.

The Pod related dashboard displays the deployments relative to the namespaces along with their status and age.

pod related dashboards

Status Description
Pending The Pod has been accepted by the Kubernetes cluster, but one or more of the containers has not been set up and made ready to run. This includes the time a Pod spends waiting to be scheduled, as well as the time spent downloading container images over the network.
Running The Pod has been bound to a node, and all of the containers have been created. At least one container is still running or is in the process of starting or restarting.
Succeed All containers in the Pod have terminated in success, and will not be restarted.
Failed All containers in the Pod have terminated, and at least one container has terminated in failure. That is, the container either exited with non-zero status or was terminated by the system.

The below dashboard shows the pod restart counts both numerically and visually:

pod related dashboards

The container related dashboard displays container details with the Docker image, their pod name, and the container's real-time status.

container related dashboards

Status Description
Error The error status indicates that the container encountered an issue during its execution. It could be due to application errors, resource constraints, or other factors that caused the container to fail.
Running The running status indicates that the container is up and running successfully within a pod. It indicates that the container has started and is actively executing its defined workload.
Terminated The terminated status signifies that the container has stopped running. This status can occur for various reasons, such as the application completing its execution, an error or crash within the container, or manual termination.
Completed The completed status specifically applies to containers that are run to completion, such as one-time batch jobs or tasks. It indicates that the container has finished executing successfully and has exited.