Prometheus monitoring: Close the gap
If you already monitor your container environments with Prometheus, you have the problem that you cannot collect information about the underlying IT infrastructure. Therefore integrate your Prometheus monitoring system into Checkmk to monitor your IT infrastructure and fast moving container environments with one platform. Instead of having to check two monitoring systems, Checkmk allows you to correlate the data from both systems. Among other things, this facilitates a possible analysis of errors and their causes.
Checkmk enables the integration of the most important Prometheus exporters cAdvisor (Container Advisor), node_exporter and kube-state-metrics. It also offers the possibility to set up any metrics from Prometheus via a query in PromQL itself.
Through the integration in Checkmk the metrics from your Prometheus monitoring automatically get a meaningful context. For example, if Prometheus displays the amount of used memory correctly, you can use Checkmk to automatically see how much of the total available memory is used – without having to take any manual steps. The example shows that Checkmk can make your work easier already on a simple level and helps to close the gap between container monitoring with Prometheus and monitoring your IT infrastructure.