Ingest metrics from EKS

Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus does not directly scrape operational metrics from containerized workloads in a Kubernetes or ECS cluster. It requires users to deploy and manage a standard Prometheus server, Grafana Cloud Agent, or an OpenTelemetry agent such as the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector in their cluster to perform this task.

In this section we will walk through how to deploy a Prometheus server to scrape and ingest metrics into AMP. Take a look at this blog post for instructions on how to use Grafana Cloud Agent as an alternate option.

Watch our demo at Kubecon showing Prometheus metric collection from EKS to AMP and visualizing the metrics in AMG. This video plays from a timeline where the relevant content starts.

Deploy Prometheus server

  1. In the AWS Management Console on the Services menu, click Cloud9.
  2. Click Open IDE on the observabilityworkshop Cloud9 instance.

Install Helm

Install helm using instructions from the public site, or execute the steps below.

  1. Execute the following commands in the terminal:
curl -fsSL -o
chmod 700

Add new Helm chart repositories

  1. Execute the following commands in the terminal:
helm repo add prometheus-community
helm repo add kube-state-metrics
helm repo update

Setup IAM Role and Kubernetes Service Account

  1. Execute the following commands in the terminal:

This script creates an IAM role named EKS-AMP-ServiceAccount-Role and attaches it to the Kubernetes service account named amp-iamproxy-service-account under the prometheus and grafana namespaces.

Setup Cloud9 in case you did not do that already.

kubectl create ns prometheus
chmod +x ./resources/

Set up the new server and start ingesting metrics

  1. Execute the following commands in the terminal:

This script configures and installs Prometheus server on the cluster.

IAM_PROXY_PROMETHEUS_ROLE_ARN=$(aws iam get-role --role-name amp-iamproxy-ingest-role | jq .Role.Arn -r)
WORKSPACE_ID=$(aws amp list-workspaces --alias observability-workshop | jq .workspaces[0].workspaceId -r)
helm install amp-prometheus-chart prometheus-community/prometheus -n prometheus -f ./resources/amp_ingest_override_values.yaml \
--set serviceAccounts.server.annotations."eks\.amazonaws\.com/role-arn"="${IAM_PROXY_PROMETHEUS_ROLE_ARN}" \
--set server.remoteWrite[0].url="https://aps-workspaces.${AWS_REGION}${WORKSPACE_ID}/api/v1/remote_write" \
--set server.remoteWrite[0].sigv4.region=${AWS_REGION}

Your setup should now be similar to the architecture diagram below

The VPC Endpoint shown in the diagram is optional and is not used in the instructions here.

AMP setup

Setup ADOT Collector

The AWS Distro for the OpenTelemetry Collector is another option for you to use to ingest metrics into AMP. The ADOT-AMP pipeline enables us to use the ADOT Collector to scrape a Prometheus-instrumented application, and send the scraped metrics to Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP).

ADOT-AMP pipeline

  1. Execute the following commands in the terminal:

This script deploys the ADOT collector.

AMP_ENDPOINT_URL=$(aws amp describe-workspace --workspace-id $WORKSPACE_ID | jq .workspace.prometheusEndpoint -r)
cp -f resources/amp-eks-adot-prometheus-daemonset.yaml daemonset.yaml
sed -i -e "s/<AWS_ACCOUNT_ID>/$ACCOUNT_ID/g" daemonset.yaml
sed -i -e "s/<AWS_REGION>/$AWS_REGION/g" daemonset.yaml
sed -i -e "s|<AMP_REMOTE_WRITE_URL>|$AMP_REMOTE_WRITE|g" daemonset.yaml

kubectl apply -f ./daemonset.yaml

Validate the setup

  1. Execute the following commands in the terminal:

This script returns a list of Pods in the cluster

kubectl get pods -n prometheus

Your results should look similar to the list shown below. You can see that the Prometheus server deployed as a Pod in the EKS cluster.

NAME                                                       READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
adot-collector-hxglz                                     1/1     Running   0          12s
adot-collector-w4f4b                                     1/1     Running   0          12s
amp-prometheus-chart-kube-state-metrics-579888d7-nf546   1/1     Running   0          11m
amp-prometheus-chart-node-exporter-mww2k                 1/1     Running   0          11m
amp-prometheus-chart-node-exporter-zmpk7                 1/1     Running   0          11m
amp-prometheus-chart-server-0                            2/2     Running   0          11m

The ADOT collector and the Prometheus server sign the requests when ingesting into the AMP workspace.

  1. Execute the following commands in the terminal:

This command will allow you to connect to the Prometheus server container from localhost.

kubectl port-forward -n prometheus pods/amp-prometheus-chart-server-0 8080:9090
  1. Navigate to to see the Prometheus interface.

If you are on Cloud9, you can open the preview browser by clicking on Preview Running Application as shown below.

Prom dashboard

  1. Paste the following PromQL in the query text box, click Execute and switch to the Graph tab to see the results as shown below.

Prom dashboard

  1. Go to the Configuration page as shown below and search for the keyword remote.

You will find that the remote_write destination has been set to the AMP workspace as shown below.

Configuration Page

Prom dashboard

This concludes this section. You may continue on to the next section.