In this step will be deploying the components necessary to collect and report on the metrics of our sample application used in this lab. The tools we’ll be using include:
Kubernetes Metrics Server is an aggregator of resource usage data in your cluster, and it is not deployed by default in Amazon EKS clusters
Prometheus is an open-source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit. Many companies and organizations have adopted Prometheus, and the project has a very active developer and user community. It is now a standalone open source project and maintained independently of any company. Prometheus joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2016.
Both tools are free of cost to use, however each will consume resources in your clusters which in turn can have a cost. While cost is not a factor for this AWS Workshop, please make sure to consider this when implementing these tools in your own clusters.