View Metrics

Go to CloudWatch Metrics page and it should take you to a screen as shown below:

Metrics home

Now let’s check out the metrics under the customer Namespace called ContainerInsights. This Namespace contains all the metrics collected by CloudWatch Container Insights from the EKS clusters that have Container Insights enabled.

The following screen shows the different dimensions by which the metrics are being collected. Metrics2

Select ClusterName, Namespace, PodName dimension so we can take a look at the metrics there. If you had more than one EKS cluster in the account you will see all the cluster names listed there. To apply a filter and see only the petsite cluster, just click on the clustername on any of the rows and select Add to search which will apply a filter called ClusterName="petsite".


You can further filter on other columns as well. For example, in the screenshot below we have applied a filter on PodName field as well.


You can click on Add to graph in the context menu to graph a specific metric.


You can change the metric statistic simply by clicking on the statistic type as shown below.


Container Insights captures metrics at 1 minute interval by default. In order to see granular data graphed, simply change the Period to 1 Minute