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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Instana
Categories Kubernetes
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 19, 2022

Monitor number of pods in a specific namespace in Kubernetes

It is useful to monitor the number of pods especially if the pods reaches a threshold.

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Martin Fuentes
    Nov 9, 2022

    Hello Yves,

    Since our last conversation we agreed that there are already ways to see the amount of pods by namespace at Instana.

    I'll go ahead and close this Aha Idea. If you find out a use case were the current functionality doesn't cover your needs we can come back to the topic.

    Thanks for your cooperation.

  • Admin
    Martin Fuentes
    Sep 23, 2022

    Thanks for your quick response! I just sent you an invite.

    Looking forward to meeting you!

  • Guest
    Sep 21, 2022

    To be more specific about the usecase:
    We're deploying self hosted github runners in a kybernetes cluster using an OS project that automatically scales the number of runner pods:
    We want to have a visibility how many runner pods are created and the state of the pods.

    I'll be available 9-17 CET (except 23-Sept to 3-Oct).

  • Admin
    Martin Fuentes
    Sep 19, 2022

    We would like to better understand the underlying use case for this request. Could you provide your availability for the next few weeks in order to setup a research interview?