Kubernetes master nodes and worker nodes run as VMs on vSphere. To use the general vSphere monitoring mechanism to monitor activity on these VMs, you must know how to identify the Kubernetes nodes.

  • Names of VMs for Kubernetes master nodes start with

    k8s-master-<sequence number>-<Cluster ID>

  • Names of VMs for Kubernetes worker nodes start with

    k8s-node-<sequence number>-<Cluster ID>

To find the Cluster ID, you use the vkube CLI or by clicking the URL under the cluster name in the UI.

A Kubernetes dashboard installed with VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes displays resources available to the cluster and namespaces. In addition, you can configure external monitoring tools to collect more data from the Kubernetes cluster than what the dashboard provides.