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Kubernetes with Virtana Platform

If you have workloads deployed on Kubernetes, you need to be sure they are appropriately constrained and monitored to avoid excess spend.

Cloud Cost Management (CCM) can ingest Kubernetes data around Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). You can then receive recommendations for how to Right Size Kubernetes containers.

The integration with Kubernetes collects metrics that allow you to analyze usage on your Kubernetes containers. You can receive recommendations for right-sizing workloads to reduce costs. You can also configure constraints based on your key metrics and your risk tolerance. Reports can be sent to selected recipients via email.

For AWS, EKS can support either Fargate or EC2 or a combination of both compute instances. Fargate pods display direct cost, and right-sizing recommendations are provided directly for the containers.

If a cluster is running partially or exclusively on EC2, then those instances are right-sized under the typical EC2 right sizing that is already in place. For containers backed by traditional EC2s, you will see container right-sizing recommendations without cost metrics.

Kubernetes metrics collection is available for all CCM customers with a Pro or a Trial license. You will need to configure your Kubernetes environment before you can integrate it with CCM.

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Kubernetes Prerequisites