In this section, we will use Google Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring to monitor, isolate, and diagnose your containerized applications and microservices environments. You will learn how to use Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring to aggregate logs, events, and metrics from your Kubernetes environment on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to help you understand your application's behavior in production.
Make sure you have a GKE 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 Google Cloud Platform recipe.
How to do it…
This section is further divided into the following subsections to make the process easier:
- Installing Stackdriver Kubernetes Engine Monitoring support for GKE
- Configuring a workspace on Stackdriver