There has been a lot of attention on container architecture and Kubernetes as cloud-native solutions grow in popularity. Containers and Kubernetes have been around for some time now.
Because of maturing technology and increasing cloud adoption, their growth has recently gotten a great deal of attention.
Many organizations still rely on SCOM as their main monitoring tool, it is rapidly utilized as a focal point in the resolution of many first- and second-tier problems.
This probably is why we've seen an increase in demand for full Kubernetes cluster visibility within a single pane of glass.
Many benefits have come with the rapid rise of containers in large businesses. DevSecOps, and IT teams all over the world, have benefited from this growth.
However, deploying containerized applications on Kubernetes introduces new problems because of its flexibility and scalability.
Keeping track of the health of apps — which are separated by containers and abstracted again by Kubernetes — may be difficult without the proper tools since there is no longer a 1-to-1 relationship between an application and the server it runs on.
There are several excellent solutions for monitoring Kubernetes, but there's a good reason why SCOM should include Kubernetes monitoring in addition to Prometheus.
We've put up an article that covers this topic in further detail.
SCOM is a great addition for monitoring Kubernetes - and this is why!
OpsLogix Kubernetes Management Pack makes use of the same collector architecture as the widely adopted and popular VMware Management Pack from OpsLogix.
This will ensure a minimal impact on both your Kubernetes Cluster and SCOM environment with intelligent caching, secure communications, and plug-and-play installation.
Kubernetes Management Pack monitors the health and performance of your containerized Kubernetes infrastructure. With our Management Pack, you can optimize its operation more seamlessly.
To achieve efficiently yet low-impact monitoring the Kubernetes MP uses intelligent caching, secure communications, and a plug-and-play installation.
When monitoring containers, Kubernetes increases the resilience and efficiency of applications built on containers.
With the Kubernetes MP, you can discover the cluster topology; nodes, deployments, services and pods and monitor the golden signal metrics.
The Management Pack collects and monitors the clusters and pod logs for creating alerts in SCOM when an error is detected or for log investigations.
Any monitoring thresholds can be tuned by using SCOM overrides. By discovering and monitoring your Kubernetes components, you will get a 360-degree overview of your clusters and external components using Distributed Application Model (DAM) services.