In this section, we will use Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights to monitor, isolate, and diagnose your containerized applications and microservices environments. As a DevOps or Systems Engineer, you will learn how to use Amazon ECS CloudWatch metrics to monitor service health status and current alarms using automated dashboards that summarize the performance and health of your Amazon EKS clusters by pod, node, namespace, and services.
Clone the k8sdevopscookbook/src repository to your workstation to use manifest files in the chapter8 directory:
$ git clone https://github.com/k8sdevopscookbook/src.git
$ cd src/chapter8/
Make sure you have an Amazon EKS Kubernetes cluster ready and kubectl configured to manage the cluster resources. If you don't already have one you can follow the instructions in Chapter 1, Building Production-Ready Kubernetes Clusters, in the Configuring a Kubernetes cluster on Amazon Web Services section.