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—a 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). Follow AWS guidelines or execute the provided steps:

  1. Set up the command line environment by running AWS CloudShell in the preferred region (any will do). Use this link to run AWS CloudShell.

  2. Set cluster name and region variables. Replace region-code with the AWS Region your cluster is in, and replace cluster-name with the name of your cluster:

  3. Install AWS OTEL Agent by running this command: curl https://profisealabs-templates.s3.amazonaws.com/eks/install-otel-container-insights.sh | bash –s

2) Allow direct access to EKS Kubernetes cluster API. Follow step-by-step guidelines within the Uniskai platform.

Once access is enabled, Kubernetes clusters can be viewed in Cloudlist, Cloudmap, and Cloudnet architecture diagrams.

Cloudmap and Cloudnet diagrams allow you to inspect nodes, enter the cluster, and observe current workloads and containers. 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 without additional access to the cluster—standard account connection is sufficient. With Cloudsitter, create company-wide hibernation policies to automate processes and halt any Kubernetes service connected to the policy when necessary.

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.

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, manage resources in Cloudsitter and Spot tabs.

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