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Milvus monitoring framework overview

This topic explains how Milvus uses Prometheus to monitor metrics and Grafana to visualize metrics and create alerts.

Prometheus in Milvus

Prometheus is an open-source monitoring and alerting toolkit for Kubernetes implementations. It collects and stores metrics as time-series data. This means that metrics are stored with timestamps when recorded, alongside with optional key-value pairs called labels. Currently Milvus uses the following components of Prometheus:

  • Prometheus endpoint to pull data from endpoints set by exporters.
  • Prometheus operator to effectively manage Prometheus monitoring instances.
  • Kube-prometheus to provide easy to operate end-to-end Kubernetes cluster monitoring.

Grafana in Milvus

Grafana is a visualizing stack. It features a dashboard that can help you visualize all the data and metrics you need. With the Grafana dashboard, you can query, understand, and analyze your data.

What's next

After learning about the basic workflow of monitoring and alerting, learn: