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Azure Monitor for Containers with Prometheus support for AKS engines is now in preview

Published date: August 08, 2019

Prometheus is a popular open source metric monitoring solution and is a part of the Cloud Native Compute Foundation. Many customers like the extensive metrics that Prometheus provides on Kubernetes. However, they also like how easy it is to use Azure Monitor for containers, which provides fully managed, out of the box monitoring for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) clusters. Prometheus integration with Azure Monitor for containers is now in preview and brings together the best of two worlds.

Typically, to use Prometheus you need to set up and manage a Prometheus server with a database. With the Azure Monitor integration, no Prometheus server is needed—simply expose the Prometheus endpoint through your exporters or pods (application), and the containerized agent for Azure Monitor for containers can scrape the metrics for you. A seamless onboarding experience to collect Prometheus metrics with Azure Monitor is provided.

Get more information, and see details on how to onboard monitoring on the AKS engine.

Read information on Prometheus settings.


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