Uniskai and Kubernetes

Learn how Uniskai seamlessly integrates essential information about EKS clusters into our platform

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Kubernetes, an open-source container orchestration tool developed by Google, simplifies the management of container-based applications. Providing high availability and scalability, Kubernetes ensures consistent access to applications, even during increased user requests. It also offers disaster recovery capabilities, allowing the retrieval of the latest application version and data in case of server issues.

As a leading container management tool, Kubernetes boasts a rapidly growing ecosystem with widespread availability of services, support, and tools.

When deploying Kubernetes, you create a cluster — the collection of available computing resources. This cluster comprises worker machines, or nodes, running containerized applications. Kubernetes efficiently allocates resources for containers, managing their processes at the container level. While not a traditional Platform as a Service (PaaS) system, Kubernetes offers PaaS-like features, such as monitoring and observability, albeit as optional solutions that require proper integration.

Uniskai expertly manages Kubernetes-based environments, offering crucial information about EKS clusters directly within our platform.

Utilizing the Cloudview feature, Uniskai provides comprehensive visibility and visualization of Kubernetes clusters. To access cluster diagrams in Cloudview, you need to enable access to Kubernetes cluster resources. There are two methods to achieve this:

1) Via AWS Container Insights by installing the official Amazon Agent (AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry).  

2) Allow direct access to EKS Kubernetes cluster API. Follow the AWS EKS Cluster with Public API Access guideline.

Once access is enabled, Kubernetes clusters can be viewed in Cloudmap, and Cloudnet architecture diagrams. The diagrams allow you to inspect nodes, enter the cluster, and observe current workloads. Additionally, performance metrics like CPU and memory efficiency are available in one convenient location. Click ‘Drill down’ to enter the cluster.

No need to navigate the AWS console for cluster details; everything is presented in our interactive diagrams. Save these diagrams as PDFs for your convenience.

For insights into Kubernetes costs and savings, explore the Summary k8s and Detailed k8s tabs. Customize graphs by grouping parameters based on your specific needs.

Uniskai's Cloudsitter can control and manage Amazon EKS node groups without additional access to the cluster — a standard account connection is sufficient. With Cloudsitter, create company-wide hibernation policies to automate processes and halt any Kubernetes node group connected to the policy when necessary.

Additionally, Uniskai can showcase namespaces if the AWS OTEL Agent is installed. Cloudsitter enables users to view all available namespaces along with their respective pricing information.

To utilize Cloudsitter for managing EKS namespaces, you will need to establish a connection to the cluster using EKS Kubernetes cluster API. Please refer to “AWS EKS Cluster with Public API Access” guideline for detailed instructions on how to do so.

Learn more about Cloudsitter here.

Through Uniskai's Spot management, convert Kubernetes nodes to spot instances effortlessly. Our innovative approach ensures significant cloud savings and data recovery in case of interruption. Our Spot Manager restores instances within a minute without data loss after clicking ‘Start Managing.’

Expand your knowledge about Spot instance management strategy here.

Effectively manage spot instances, minimize downtime, and save up to 75% of your cloud spending with Uniskai.

Uniskai Rightsizing provides a feature that offers recommendations for K8s containers, helping users make informed decisions about their choices.

Now Uniskai supports Kubernetes for all cloud providers. To utilize AKS on Azure – view architecture in Cloudview and manage in Cloudsitter.

Also, you can employ Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) on our platform to view architecture, and manage resources in Cloudsitter and Spot tabs.

You can leverage the Uniskai agent to schedule resources inside EKS effectively. To learn more about its capabilities in this regard, please refer to the documentation. Additionally, the agent offers the functionality of Rightsizing for K8s containers, allowing for optimized usage of resources.

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