Setup monitoring on Kubernetes Cluster using Prometheus and Grafana

You can proactive manage Kubernetes clusters and identify issues with Kubernetes monitoring. By monitoring uptime, utilization of cluster resources (such as memory, CPU, and storage), and interaction between cluster components, effective Kubernetes cluster monitoring makes managing your containerized infrastructure simpler.

In Kubernetes, bunch administrators screen the group and caution you on the off chance that the necessary number of cases is running, on the off chance that asset usage is approaching a basic cutoff, or on the other hand assuming that there is a disappointment or design blunder that keeps a unit or hub from joining the bunch. In addition to the built-in monitoring features, numerous businesses make use of cloud-native monitoring tools to fully monitor cluster activity.

What is Prometheus ?

Prometheus is a free software tool for alerting and monitoring events. With flexible queries and real-time alerting, it stores metrics in real time in a time series database built with an HTTP pull model.

What is Grafana ?

Grafana is a web application that combines interactive visualization with analytics and runs on a variety of platforms. When connected to supported data sources, it provides web-based charts, graphs, and alerts.


We have have following access and service to use this monitoring process.

  • Up and running K8s cluster
  • Shell access on K8s nodes
  • Helm package manager be installed

Click here to get installation process of HELM on k8s.

Step 1: Add the Helm Stable Charts

We need to add the Helm Stable Charts. Use the following command:

helm repo add stable

Step 2: Add Prometheus Helm Repository

We need to use the Prometheus helm repository by using the following command.

helm repo add prometheus-community

Step 3: Install kube-prometheus-stack

We need to install prometheus-community/kube-prometheus-stack which is comes with Grafana s well, We need to execute the following command for the same.

helm install stable prometheus-community/kube-prometheus-stack

Step 4: Verify the Prometheus-stack Pods

We need to execute the given command to check and validate the all the prometheus-stack pods are up and running, To do that.

kubectl get pods

Step 5: Check Service Status

We also need to verify Prometheus-stack’s service are successfully deployed, We need to use the following command.

kubectl get svc

By using Helm command we have installed successfully Grafana and Prometheus-stack for k8s monitoring.

Step 6: Get Grafana Access

To access Grafana from outside the private network, We need to expose the stable-grafana service by changing the ClusterIP to LoadBalancer in stable-grafana service, Use the following command for the same.

kubectl edit svc stable-grafana

Step 7: Get Public-Endpoint for Grafana

We need to execute again kubectl get svc to get external IP to get open Grafana portal from public network.

kubectl get svc

Step 8: Open Grafana Portal

In helm prometheus-stack, we need to use the following credentials to access the Grafana dashboard, and then we need to update the default password. We are ready to open the Grafana portal by using the external IP / DNS end-points.

To access the Grafana portal, please use the credentials listed below.

Username admin
Password prom-operator

Step 9: Import Kubernetes Grafana Dashboard

We have already pre-defined Grafana dashboard ID to import in Grafana by using the given IDs.

Type of Kubernetes dashboard ID
1. Create Kubernetes Monitoring Dashboard12740 
2. Create Kubernetes Cluster Monitoring Dashboard3119 
3. Create POD Monitoring Dashboard6417 


We have successfully enabled the k8s monitoring tools using Prometheus-stack, if you still have questions, please post them in the comments section below.


Setup monitoring on Kubernetes Cluster using Prometheus and Grafana

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