Estimated time: 15-20 min
Use Calico tools to observe, monitor and troubleshoot the application.
If you are interested in enabling collection of application layer metrics for your workloads, refer to Configure L7 logs documentation to enable application layer metrics collection.
Dashboard view in the Enterprise Manager UI presents high level overview of what’s going on in your cluster. The view shows the following information:
Policies Board shows all policies deployed in the cluster and organized into
policy tiers. You can control what a user can see and do by configuring Kubernetes RBAC roles which determine what the user can see in this view. You can also use controls to hide away tiers you’re not interested in at any given time.
By leveraging stats controls you can toggle additional metrics to be listed for each shown policy.
Timeline view shows audit trail of created, deleted, or modified resources.
Endpoints view lists all endpoints known to Calico. It includes all Kubernetes endpoints, such as Pods, as well as Host endpoints that can represent a Kubernetes host or an external VM or bare metal machine.
Service Graph presents network flows from service level perspective. Top level view shows how traffic flows between namespaces as well as external and internal endpoints.
Flow Visualizations view shows all point-to-point flows in the cluster. It allows you to see the cluster traffic from the network point of view.
The Kibana credentials were provided in the output when we joined the cluster to Calico Cloud management plane. If you didn’t save that information, refer to Authenticaion quickstart to retrieve Kibana user password.
Note that if you configure identity provider authentication, you won’t need to deal with passwords.
Kibana components comes with Calico commercial offerings and provides you access to raw flow, audit, and dns logs, as well as ability to visualize the collected data in various dashboards.
Some of the default dashboards you get access to are DNS Logs, Flow Logs, Audit Logs, Kuernetes API calls, L7 HTTP metrics, and others.