Adding telemetry to Kubernetes and then analyzing with Honeycomb provides a flexible way to aggregate, structure, and enrich events from applications running on Kubernetes. This data answers questions like:
Go further and collect Kubernetes resource and status metrics from nodes, pods, containers, and volumes. This data answers questions like:
For any new observability efforts, we recommend instrumenting with OpenTelemetry with its benefits of broader support and richer instrumentation. To add tracing to your Kubernetes cluster, we recommend using the OpenTelemetry Collector with the OpenTelemetry Operator for Kubernetes.
Existing Honeycomb users may be using the Honeycomb Kubernetes Agent. The Honeycomb Kubernetes Agent predates the OpenTelemetry Collector’s existence and facilitated the collection of logs and metrics from Kubernetes. Since its creation, the OpenTelemetry Collector has grown to be a primary solution for traces, metrics, and logs in Kubernetes.
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