Grafana Cloud

Use, migrate, and create dashboards

With Kubernetes Monitoring, you can:

  • Use out-of-the-box, preconfigured dashboards
  • Migrate dashboards you have already created
  • Create new dashboards accessible from the Dashboards page

View preconfigured dashboards

  1. Navigate to Kubernetes Monitoring.

  2. Click Dashboards to view and access out-of-the-box dashboards, divided into two categories:

    • Resource consumption dashboards to help identify when consumption is higher than requests or to understand consumption over time:

      • Multi-Cluster
      • Cluster
      • Namespace (by Pods)
      • Namespace (Workloads)
      • Node (Pods)
      • Pod
      • Workload
    • Cluster dashboards, to gain insight into Cluster operation:

      • (Home) Kubernetes Integration, the primary dashboard that displays high-level Cluster resource usage and configuration status
      • Efficiency, for understanding resource utilization in your Kubernetes fleet, and to help you reduce cost and optimize performance
      • Kubernetes / Kubelet, for understanding kubelet performance on your Nodes. This dashboard provides useful summary metrics, such as number of running Pods, containers, and volumes on a given Node.
      • Kubernetes / Persistent Volumes, for understanding usage of your configured PersistentVolumes
      • Kubernetes Monitoring Cardinality, for identifying Clusters and namespaces that produce high cardinality metrics
        Cardinality dashboard
        Cardinality dashboard

Migrate existing dashboards

Complete the following steps to move an existing Grafana dashboard into Kubernetes Monitoring.

Find the existing dashboard

  1. Click the main menu icon, and select Starred.

  2. Begin entering the name of the dashboard in the search box. Search results appear.

  3. Click the correct dashboard displayed in the search results to open it.

Add a tag to the dashboard

  1. In the Tags section, press the Enter key, and add the following tag: kubernetes-integration.

  2. Click Add.

  3. Click Save.

Verify dashboard addition

  1. Navigate to Kubernetes Monitoring.

  2. Click Dashboards in the main menu to verify your dashboard shows in the list of dashboards.

Create and migrate a new dashboard

Complete the following steps to create a dashboard and list it in Kubernetes Monitoring.

  1. Follow the steps to Create a dashboard.

  2. Complete steps to Migrate existing dashboards to Kubernetes Monitoring.