Use the Gloo Platform operations dashboard to monitor the health of your Gloo Platform environment, such as the average translation and reconciliation time for the Gloo management server, or translation errors that occured. When you install a Gloo product, the built-in Prometheus server is configured with default alerts that are automatically populated into the operations dashboard when they occur.
To learn more about the dashboard and preview how it looks like, see Operations dashboard.
Install and access the operations dashboard
To access the Gloo Platform operations dashboard, you must have Grafana installed in your cluster. You can easily do this by installing the Prometheus community Helm chart as shown in the steps on this page. However, if you have an existing Grafana instance that runs in your cluster already, you can add the operations dashboard to your Grafana instance. To do that, simply skip to step 6 and follow the instructions to import the operations dashboard.
Install the Prometheus community Helm chart. This Helm chart automatically sets up Grafana in your cluster.
helm repo add prometheus-community https://prometheus-community.github.io/helm-charts helm repo update helm upgrade --install kube-prometheus-stack \ prometheus-community/kube-prometheus-stack \ --version 30.0.1 \ --namespace monitoring \ --create-namespace \ --values - <<EOF grafana: additionalDataSources: - name: prometheus-gloo-platform type: prometheus url: http://prometheus-server.gloo-mesh:80 EOF
Verify that the pods are all up and running.
kubectl get pods -n monitoring
NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE alertmanager-kube-prometheus-stack-alertmanager-0 2/2 Running 0 5m18s kube-prometheus-stack-grafana-5d9f6d4ffd-gz9rn 3/3 Running 0 5m23s kube-prometheus-stack-kube-state-metrics-596b9c6b55-jk8s9 1/1 Running 0 5m23s kube-prometheus-stack-operator-7bb8679c95-bwfw5 1/1 Running 0 5m23s kube-prometheus-stack-prometheus-node-exporter-9qdgv 1/1 Running 0 5m24s kube-prometheus-stack-prometheus-node-exporter-dks8k 1/1 Running 0 5m24s kube-prometheus-stack-prometheus-node-exporter-z5p5z 1/1 Running 0 5m24s prometheus-kube-prometheus-stack-prometheus-0 2/2 Running 0 5m17s
Set up port forwarding on your local machine to access the Grafana dashboard.
kubectl port-forward $(kubectl get pods -n monitoring -o name | grep grafana) 8080:3000 -n monitoring
Open the Grafana dashboard in your web browser.
Log in to the Grafana dashboard with
adminas the username, and
prom-operatoras the password. These are the default credentials that are set by the Prometheus community chart. You can change these credentials when you log in to Grafana.
Import the Gloo Platform operations dashboard.
- Download the JSON file that holds the configuration for the Gloo Platform operations dashboard.
- From the Grafana menu, select
- Click Upload JSON file and select the file for the Gloo Platform operations dashboard that you downloaded.
prometheus-gloo-platformas the Grafana data source.
- Click Import to open the operations dashboard.
Explore default Gloo Platform alerts that are set up when you installed Gloo.