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Monitoring overview

kdb Insights Enterprise produces metrics and includes pre-packaged alerts in order for you to monitor the state of the application.

kdb Insights Enterprise also provides pre-packaged Grafana dashboards that provide visualizations to assist with monitoring kdb Insights Enterprise.

They are all designed to work with the Prometheus stack but do not ship with it. You must deploy the Prometheus stack and enable the application to integrate with it.

This page describes how to install Prometheus. To enable metrics, alerts and dashboards at installation time, use the details provided here.



The most common method of deploying Prometheus is the Prometheus operator.

This can be deployed alongside Grafana for visualizations, and Kubernetes node metrics exporters to gather cluster-wide metrics. One example of this is the kube-prometheus-stack Helm chart. This is what we will install.

Deploying Prometheus

The kube-prometheus-stack is usually deployed within its own namespace using Helm. Full installation details are provided here.

  1. Create a namespace

    kubectl create ns monitoring
  2. Install using Helm

    export RELEASE_NAME=kx-prom
    helm repo add prometheus-community
    helm repo update
    helm install $RELEASE_NAME prometheus-community/kube-prometheus-stack -n monitoring

Monitoring release name

Take note of your chosen $RELEASE_NAME as this is required when configuring kdb Insights Enterprise. In the example above, this is kx-prom.

To enable metrics at installation time, use the details here