Container monitoring requirements
This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:
Hybrid Cloud Observability Essentials — Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced
SAM — VMAN
|SolarWinds Platform module||
Either or both of the following SolarWinds Platform modules:
If FIPS mode or High Availability (HA) is enabled, you cannot add container services. Remove existing container data and delete container services. Otherwise, container polling will continue but metrics are not saved.
|Supported container services||
To monitor all containers in a single cluster, add each server from the cluster as a separate Orion node.
For Kubernetes or AKS, add the Kubernetes API server as a managed Orion node.
Each managed Orion node that hosts one or more containers consumes a license.
An SSH connection to the host server
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In Orion Platform 2020.2.6 and later, open port 38012 to support communication between the Orion Business Layer and container environments. Ports 17778 and 17799 are no longer needed.
Environment-specific ports include:
An Orion Administrator account is required to manage container services.
Starting in SAM and VMAN 2020.2.6, use a new type of SolarWinds Platform credential for container services: SolarWinds Tokens.
If upgrading from an earlier versions, update existing container services to use tokens. Otherwise, polling stops.
Sudo privileges are required on Linux host servers.
To learn about Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) permissions, see:
© 2021 Microsoft Corp., available at docs.microsoft.com, obtained on June, 2021
Each container environment has specific requirements, as described in the following topics:
- Docker requirements, deployment command examples, and container removal steps
- Docker Swarm requirements, deployment command examples, and container removal steps
- Kubernetes requirements, deployment command examples, and container removal steps
- Apache Mesos requirements, deployment command examples, and container removal steps
SolarWinds documentation describes how to display container data in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console. To manipulate containers directly, refer to third-party vendor documentation. For example, to learn about swarm mode, see Docker docs (© 2021 Docker, Inc., available at docs.docker.com, obtained on June 14, 2021.)