Fury Kubernetes Monitoring

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Our monitoring module makes use of CNCF recommended, Cloud Native projects, such as Prometheus, an open-source monitoring and alerting toolkit, and Grafana, an open-source tool which provides dashboards for analyzing and visualizing metrics. Prometheus can be extended with several exporters and language-specific libraries, so you can have both infrastructural and application monitoring on the same tool. Alertmanger, a component of the Prometheus' stack can be used to configure and dispatch alerts. Thanks to the components in the Fury Kubernetes Monitoring stack, you can have full visibility over your cluster.

Supported platforms

The Fury Kubernetes Monitoring module can be deployed on the following platforms:

  • on-premises clusters and AWS or unmanaged cloud clusters (kubeadm-sm specific package)
  • Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) - (eks-sm specific package)
  • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) - (gke-sm specific package)
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) - (aks-sm specific package)


Fury Kubernetes Monitoring extends and improves upon the Kube Prometheus project.

On Kubernetes, we use Prometheus Operator to deploy, configure, and manage Prometheus instances and to manage service monitoring and alerts. The core idea of the Operator is to decouple the deployment of Prometheus instances from the configuration of what they are monitoring. Other components, known as Service Monitors specify how metrics can be retrieved from a set of services exposing them. The Operator configures the Prometheus instance to monitor all services covered by included Service Monitors and keeps this configuration synchronized with any changes happening in the cluster.

Our monitoring module contains a package to deploy Prometheus Operator and other packages to deploy specific Service Monitors and active Prometheus instances. Configs for rules, alerts, and exporters are also included. Packages with the -operated postfix are deployed via Operator’s CRD (Custom Resource Definition, a component in Kubernetes architecture), therefore you need Prometheus Operator up and running to be able to deploy them.

Monitoring Packages

The following packages are included in the Fury Kubernetes Monitoring katalog. All the resources listed below are going to be deployed in the monitoring namespace in your Kubernetes cluster.

Package Description
prometheus-operator Prometheus Operator creates, configures, and manages Prometheus and Alertmanager instances. It also automatically generates monitoring target configurations based on familiar Kubernetes label queries.
prometheus-operated Prometheus instance deployed with Prometheus Operator’s CRD
alertmanager-operated Alertmanager instance (handling alerts sent by Prometheus) deployed with Prometheus Operator’s CRD
grafana Grafana deployment to query and visualize metrics collected by Prometheus
kube-state-metrics this package is a Service Monitor collecting health metrics for Kubernetes objects such as Deployments, Nodes and Pods
node-exporter this exporter is a Service Monitor for hardware and OS metrics exposed by *NIX kernels
kube-proxy-metrics It is highly recommended to gather metrics from kube-proxy as it is a critical piece of any Kubernetes Cluster. Sometimes (especially in managed clusters) it is not possible to configure kube-proxy to expose metrics, this is why this package exists.
metrics-server this tool is a cluster-wide aggregator of resource usage metrics, collecting resource metrics from the kubelet and exposing them via the Metrics API
goldpinger the go-to tool to see connectivity and slowness issues, it runs as a DaemonSet on Kubernetes and produces Prometheus metrics that can be scraped, visualised and alerted on
kubeadm-sm this package includes a Service Monitor and Prometheus rules and alerts for Kubernetes components of unmanaged/on-premise clusters
gke-sm this package is a Service Monitor collecting Kubernetes components metrics for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
aks-sm this package is a Service Monitor collecting Kubernetes components metrics for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
eks-sm this package is a Service Monitor collecting Kubernetes components metrics for Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

In addition to the components listed above, the Fury Kubernetes Monitoring module monitors:

  • CoreDNS
  • etcd
  • NGINX Ingress Controller
  • Kubelet
  • kube-proxy
  • Kubernetes apiserver
  • Kubernetes controller manager
  • Kubernetes scheduler
  • Prometheus
  • Prometheus Operator


Deploy your monitoring stack


Alerts and pagers for your cluster


Thanos components for monitoring

LDAP Integration

LDAP authentication for monitoring dashboards

Last modified 07.01.2021: Update docs with v1.5 details (dadea1c)