View metrics

You can view Gloo Platform metrics by using the UI of the built-in Prometheus server.

Open the Prometheus UI

  1. Set up port forwarding on your local machine to access the Prometheus dashboard.

    kubectl -n gloo-mesh port-forward deploy/prometheus-server 9090
    
  2. Open the Prometheus UI.

Gloo Platform metrics overview

Review the metrics that you can use to monitor the health of your Gloo Platform environment. Gloo Platform also sets up automatic alerts for some of the metrics. To find an overview of these alerts, see Explore default alerts.

Metric Description
gloo_mesh_reconciler_time_sec_bucket The time the Gloo management server needs to sync with the Gloo agents in the workload clusters to apply the translated resources. This metric is captured in seconds for the following intervals (buckets): 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 30, 50, 80, 100, 200.
gloo_mesh_translation_time_sec_bucket The time the Gloo management server needs to translate Gloo resources into Istio, Envoy, or Cilium resources. This metric is captured in seconds for the following intervals (buckets): 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 45, 60, and 120.
gloo_mesh_translator_concurrency The number of translation operations that the Gloo management server can perform at the same time.
relay_pull_clients_connected The number of Gloo agents that are connected to the Gloo management server.
relay_push_clients_warmed The number of Gloo agents that are connected to the Gloo management server.
translation_warning The number of translation warnings that were reported by the Gloo management server.
translation_error The number of translation errors that were reported by the Gloo management server.
gloo_mesh_redis_sync_err The number of times the Gloo mangement server could not read from or write to the Gloo Redis instance.