Kubernetes Health Monitoring | Datadog

Kubernetes Health Monitoring

Monitor and optimize Kubernetes cluster health in real-time with Datadog.

Running Kubernetes in a containerized environment helps increase deployment agility and manage costs, it also adds new complexity to understanding your cluster performance. Kubernetes health monitoring with Datadog helps you visualize, analyze, and troubleshoot entire cluster architecture.


Monitor key Kubernetes health metrics

Track relevant Kubernetes data in one place.
  • Evaluate cluster metrics to understand count, health, and the availability of Kubernetes objects inside your cluster
  • Detect and troubleshoot application issues using resource usage metrics like memory, CPU, as well as disk usage inside your Kubernetes nodes and pods
  • Monitor Kubernetes resources and services such as the API server, controller managers, and schedulers with control plane metrics
Monitor key Kubernetes health metrics

Enable scalable Kubernetes monitoring

Evaluate Kubernetes health in context.
  • Streamline the collection of application and performance data from Kubernetes nodes with the Datadog Cluster Agent
  • Scale your Kubernetes deployment using cluster metrics or leverage metrics from cloud services to autoscale databases, caches, or load balancers
  • Ensure deployments are functioning correctly by correlating and monitoring Kubernetes metrics, traces, and logs side by side and in real time
Enable scalable Kubernetes monitoring

Overcome Kubernetes health monitoring challenges

Make sense of Kubernetes health monitoring complexity.
  • Manage and filter thousands of Kubernetes metrics across varied platforms and services by importing labels and tags into Datadog
  • Identify and monitor dynamic pods and nodes as they are being created, modified, moved, or deleted with autodiscovery
  • Monitor Metrics Server app metrics and kube-state metrics to assess platform health when kubernetes components are modified alongside applications
Overcome Kubernetes health monitoring challenges

The Essential Monitoring and Security Platform for the Cloud Age

Datadog brings together end-to-end traces, metrics, and logs to make your applications, infrastructure, and third-party services entirely observable.


Analyze Kubernetes in real time

Monitor, visualize, and alert on full stack data in context.


Host and Container Maps

Visualize the status of your hosts or containers in a single view.


Synchronized Dashboards

Track incidents across metrics with a common tagging structure.


Service Map

Map applications and their supporting services in real time.

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Kubernetes Health Monitoring Resources

Learn best practices for monitoring Kubernetes.

Datadog and Kubernetes Starter Kit