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Exploring Log and Metric Data in Kubernetes

Observability is critical to any cloud native application. In this lab, you will be able to get hands-on with observability in Kubernetes. You will practice retrieving various kinds of metric data from a Kubernetes cluster.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon May 19, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Collect Logs from a Container

    In the default Namespace, there is a Pod called food with a container called lettuce. Get the logs from this container.

  2. Challenge

    View Metric Data about Compute Resources Used by Pods

    Check how much CPU and memory is being used by Pods in the default Namespace. Are any of them using significantly more resources than the others?

    Hint: You can use the kubectl top pods command to view metrics provided by a metrics server that is already installed in the cluster.

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