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Discovering Pod Resource Usage with Kubernetes Metrics

Kubernetes metrics allow you to gain insight into a wide variety of data about your Kubernetes applications. You can use these metrics to gain insight into how your compute resources are being used. In this lab, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills by investigating existing pods running in a Kubernetes cluster to determine which ones are using the most CPU.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Sep 03, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install Kubernetes Metrics Server

    Install the Kubernetes Metrics Server in the cluster. Use this file to install Metrics Server:

  2. Challenge

    Locate the CPU-Using Pod and Write Its Name to a File

    Locate the pod using the most CPU that also meets the following criteria:

    • Located in the beebox-mobile namespace
    • Has the label app=auth

    Ignore any pods that do not meet those criteria, even if they are using more CPU.

    Write the name of the pod to the file /home/cloud_user/cpu-pod-name.txt.

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