Calico’s eBPF data plane brings some great advantages and so it is now commonly deployed in production. A well-configured Kubernetes cluster with the Calico eBPF data plane correctly enabled will be stable and reliable. However, any distributed system is inherently complex and it is generally good practice to instrument and baseline metrics wherever they are available. Doing so provides many benefits, especially for capacity planning, change management, and as an early-warning or smoke-testing system. This session will discuss the metrics targets that are available in a Calico cluster running the eBPF data plane and include a live demo showing how easy it is to build such a cluster with Grafana and Prometheus enabled for these targets.
Presented by: Tigera