Kubernetes monitoring

Harness automation and AI to simplify Kubernetes monitoring at scale

Dynatrace is the trusted solution for Kubernetes monitoring

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What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes (aka K8s) is an open source platform for managing containerized applications and services. Kubernetes provides a framework to run containers on clusters of physical or virtual machines, which simplifies orchestration in cloud native environments. However, these highly dynamic and distributed environments require a new approach to monitoring Kubernetes infrastructure and applications.

Automate full stack Kubernetes monitoring

Dynatrace is the only Kubernetes monitoring solution that provides full stack observability without changing code, container images, or deployments.

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Easily monitor any environment

Dynatrace monitors native Kubernetes and any managed service like OpenShift, EKS, AKS, GKE, IBM IKS, etc. No matter your cloud platform, container runtime or service mesh layer, no matter if you are running thousands of nodes Dynatrace makes monitoring your Kubernetes infrastructure and workloads simple and brings infrastructure and apps teams together.

Deploy at speed and scale with the Dynatrace OneAgent Operator

By deploying and managing the Dynatrace OneAgent Operator, the OneAgent becomes a native, first-class citizen of the platform.

  • All-in-one Kubernetes observability for infrastructure and apps teams

  • Health and utilization metrics for every container, pod, node, and cluster

  • Automated code-level visibility for microservices and apps

  • Management zones for enterprise-grade security

Advanced observability for Kubernetes infrastructure

Track the availability, health, and resource utilization of Kubernetes infrastructure including

  • Cluster resource utilization to ensure business continuity while controlling costs.
  • Pod and workload overviews to quickly identify unexpected differences in app and microservice instances.
  • All native Kubernetes events to diagnose common platform problems such as crash loops, failed image pulls, and oom containers.
  • Instantly visualize your Kubernetes environment with all the detailed metrics and events you care about.

Dynatrace continuously maps the interdependencies between these entities, while Dynatrace’s AI-engine, Davis®, saves additional time and resources by automatically identifying and prioritizing alerts from Kubernetes apps and infrastructure.

AI-powered observability for clusters, pods and microservices

Dynatrace’s AI-engine prioritizes any anomalies in these environments in real time, detailing the precise root cause of issues impacting end users. This saves infrastructure and application teams time and resources and empowers them to collaboratively take action. Dynatrace’s radically different AI determines the:

  • Functional root cause of a performance or availability problem including code-level visibility
  • Foundational root cause, that is the deployment or configuration change responsible
  • Impact to real users and business KPIs

Automated distributed tracing

Other solutions require manual instrumentation and deliver limited visibility into containers, Dynatrace automatically provides

  • Real time discovery of all containers and microservices
  • Automated tracing of requests across microservices in pods with zero changes of code, container images or deployments
  • Code level drill-down for fast problem resolution in production

Intuitive view on Kubernetes workloads

Quickly identify workloads with unexpected replica counts or excessive pod-level resource limits. Identify pending and failed pods in your workloads and filter by namespace and workload type.

  • Launch an analysis from a natural starting point with the workloads in mind
  • Identify and diagnose workloads that are being CPU throttled
  • Quickly locate pending or failed pods in your Kubernetes namespaces.

Monitor your Kubernetes clusters and workloads in minutes

Purpose built for cloud, container, and microservices environments, while also supporting traditional applications and infrastructure, Dynatrace automated deployment will have you up running in minutes.
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Dynatrace is a G2 Leader in Container monitoring

Dynatrace has been named a Leader among products in Container monitoring. These user ratings reflect the advantage of Dynatrace’s all-in-one-platform, which was made for IT, DevOps, and digital experience use cases, and built on a unified data model to enable increased automation and intelligence.
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Dynatrace lets us instrument our Kubernetes clusters in the cloud; we just drop it in and have complete visibility.
Sean O’Neil Chief Architect, Fortune 500 Healthcare organization at large healthcare company
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