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Public preview: Azure Monitor container insights support for Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes extension model

Published date: 06 April, 2021

Containers insights in Azure Monitor is now extending monitoring support for Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Arc. This support is currently in preview.

Container insights on Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes keeps the same features as Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) monitoring, such as:

  • Performance visibility by collecting memory and processor metrics from controllers, nodes and containers that are available in Kubernetes.
  • Visualisation through workbooks and in the Azure portal.
  • Alerting and querying historical data for troubleshooting issues.
  • Capability to scrape Prometheus metrics.

With the new extension model update, you receive these new benefits:

  • Easier enablement of container insights through the portal.
  • Receive automatic agent updates for the latest version of monitoring.

Please note that if you are currently using the pre-extension public preview of container insights for Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes, you must upgrade to the extension model to continue receiving support.

Support for Fairfax will go live on 9 April.

Learn more about containers insights.

Learn more about Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes onboarding through the extension model.


  • Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features

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