Instana Blog

Date: July 25, 2018

Monitoring Azure AKS with Instana

Category: Featured, Product

In this blog post, we’ll be demonstrating how easy it is to get started with Instana for monitoring your Azure Kubernetes managed cluster. If you haven’t setup your AKS cluster, visit the Quickstart: Deploy an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster guide.

Installing Instana in an Azure AKS Cluster

Requirements:

  • A terminal with internet access, git, kubectl, cluster credentials, and the helm client
  • Tiller properly installed on your AKS cluster

Step 1:

Clone the instana-helm-chart repository

$ git clone https://github.com/instana/instana-helm-chart

Step 2:

Be sure to export your AGENT_KEY!

$ cd instana-helm-chart && \
  helm install . \
  --name instana-agent \
  --namespace instana-agent \
  --set instana.agent.key=${AGENT_KEY}

You’ve just installed Instana. Now, Instana will automatically deploy sensors for the supported applications in your cluster. After only a few minutes of work, you’re ready to use Instana to monitor your Azure Kubernetes Service (Azure AKS) cluster and the applications running in your cluster.

View your deployments, nodes, pods, and metrics and easily drill down into container and application specific stats with only a few clicks.

Instana makes it simple to monitor your managed Kubernetes cluster (no matter where it is) and the application running on Kubernetes as well. Sign up for a free trial today to see just how easy it is.

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