Why Monitor Kubernetes?

If the kubelet on the worker node fails to create a desired object - say, a Pod - then the desired state of the cluster will not be restored. Likewise, if a Pod running a critical application/service suddenly goes down, and the kubelet fails to restart that Pod or create another one in its stead, then again the actual state will not be in sync with the desired state. Under such circumstances, containerized applications and services may be rendered unavailable to end-users. Since Kubernetes is widely used in mission-critical environments - eg.,microservices, DevOps, serverless computing, and multi-cloud environments - for processing business-critical workloads, the non-availability of applications can adversely impact productivity and business continuity. To avoid this, administrators must closely monitor the status of the objects managed and operations performed by Kubernetes, proactively capture abnormalities, and resolve them well before end-users notice.