Posted On: Nov 9, 2023

Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights now delivers enhanced observability for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) with out-of-the-box detailed health and performance metrics, including container level EKS performance metrics, Kube-state metrics and EKS control plane metrics for faster problem isolation and troubleshooting.

Enhanced observability enables customers to visually drill up and down across various container layers and easily spot issues like memory leaks in individual containers, reducing mean time to resolution. With control plane metrics, customers can now monitor autoscaling status and plan their test cluster lifecycles in their automated test capabilities to improve operational efficiency. With enhanced observability customers can now sort their clusters, nodes or workloads by resource consumption and quickly identify anomalies, set up their own alarms to monitor closely, and mitigate risks pro-actively before end user experience is impacted.

You can get started with Container Insights by installing the CloudWatch observability add-on in your clusters after they are created using the add-ons tab in your cluster info view. Container Insights now delivers overall container health and performance visibility via a landing page where you can navigate to the performance dashboards view for detailed analysis by navigating to View performance dashboards link on the top right.

Container Insights is available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Container Insights with enhanced observability for EKS comes with a new observation-based pricing – see pricing page for details. For further information, see the Container Insights documentation.