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Install the Kubernetes App and view the Dashboards

This page provides instructions for installing the Kubernetes App, as well as descriptions and examples for each of the dashboards.

Install the App

Now that you have set up collection for Kubernetes App, install the Sumo Logic App for Kubernetes to use the pre-configured Kubernetes dashboards that provide visibility into your Kubernetes environment.

To install the app, do the following:

  1. Locate and install the app from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.
  2. From the App Catalog, search for Kubernetes and select the app.

  3. To install the app, click Add to Library.

  4. Complete the following fields:

    1. App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.


    2. Data Source.  For each the sources listed, enter a Custom Data Filter or Source Category, as follows:

    • For Container Log Source leave Source Category selected, and enter the following source category: *falco* or one that matches the source categories in your environment. 

    • For Events Log Source  leave Source Category selected, and enter the following source category: *events* or one that matches the source categories in your environment.

    1. Advanced. Select the location in library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.

  5. Click Add to Library.

Filter with template variables   

Template variables provide dynamic dashboards that can rescope data on the fly. As you apply variables to troubleshoot through your dashboard, you view dynamic changes to the data for a quicker resolution to the root cause. For more information, see the Filter with template variables help page.

Kubernetes - Cluster Explorer Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Cluster Explorer dashboard provides a high-level view of the health of the cluster services, along with details on the utilized resources by service.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Explore the cluster topology
  • Review the memory and CPU usage by cluster and service components.

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Kubernetes - Cluster Overview Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Cluster Overview dashboard provides a high-level view of the cluster health, along with details on all the components and resources.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor  overall cluster health
  • Get insight into the state and resource usage of cluster components And use this information to fine-tune your Kubernetes cluster.

 K8s_Cluster_Overview.png

Kubernetes - Nodes Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Nodes dashboard provides detailed information on the health and performance of nodes in a Kubernetes cluster. 

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor node health.
  • Get insight  into how resources are being used across nodes and fine-tune node configurations accordingly.
  • Investigate potential issues with nodes.

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Kubernetes - Namespace Overview Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Namespace Overview dashboard provides insights into the health and resource utilization across cluster namespaces.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor namespace health.
  • Get insight into the components of a namespace and how resources are being used across namespaces and fine-tune configurations accordingly.
  • Investigate potential issues.

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Kubernetes - Pods Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Pods dashboard provides insights into the health of and resource utilization across Kubernetes pods.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor pod health.
  • Get insight into the components of a pod and how resources are being used across namespaces and fine-tune configurations accordingly.
  • Investigate potential issues.

K8s_Pod_Overview.png

Kubernetes - Containers Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Containers dashboard provides insights into the health and resource utilization across Kubernetes containers.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor container health.
  • Get insight into container resource utilization and fine-tune configurations accordingly.
  • Determine if containers are stuck in CrashLoopBackOff, Terminated or Waiting states and make necessary adjustments.
  • Investigate containers that are over-utilizing resources.

K8s_Container_Overview.png

Kubernetes - Daemonsets and StatefulSets Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Daemonsets and StatefulSets dashboard provides insights into the health of and resource utilization across Kubernetes daemonsets and StatefulSets.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor the health of Daemonsets and StatefulSets. 
  • Identify if the required replica level is achieved or not.

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Kubernetes - Deployments Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Deployments dashboard provides insights into the health and performance of your Kubernetes deployments.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor the health of deployments. 
  • Identify if the required replica level is achieved or not.

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Kubernetes - Kubelets Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Kubelets dashboard provides a high-level view of the health and performance status of the cluster kubelets.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor the health of Kubelets.
  • Review operations such as runtime and image related operations, and fine-tune your configurations accordingly.

K8s_Kubelet_Overview.png

Kubernetes - Container Logs Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Container Logs dashboard provides a high-level view of the health of cluster containers, along with information on errors and warnings.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor the health of containers. 
  • Identify, investigate and remediate errors and warnings.
  • Identify spikes in the number of errors over time.

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Kubernetes - Security Overview Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Security Overview dashboard provides high level details around anomalous container, application, host, and network activity detected by Falco.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Identify and investigate anomalous activity.

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Kubernetes - Security Rules Triggered Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Security Rules Triggered dashboard provides detailed information around anomalous activity detected by Falco. It also shows information around the OOB Falco rules triggered by anomalous activity in your Kubernetes environments.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Reviewed detailed information of anomalous activity.
  • Review if the OB Falco security events are triggered and identify the root cause.

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Kubernetes - Service Overview Dashboard

The Kubernetes - Service Overview dashboard provides a high-level view of the health of the cluster services, along with details on utilized resources by service.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Reviewed detailed information of services.
  • Identify components by Services.
  • Determine any errors and warning by Services.

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