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Setup Metrics Streaming


Overview

This topic describes how user may setup metrics streaming to send metrics to CloudAEye SaaS.

⚓ Prerequisites

User is required to create a metrics service.

Supported Environments

CloudAEye SaaS supports the following application environments:

Type Runtime Description / Cloud Services
Distributed cloud applications (typically follows microservices architecture) Docker with AWS EKS - Elastic Kubernetes Service, Kubernetes System Metrics from AWS EKS
Containerized web applications Docker with AWS EC2 - Elastic Compute Cloud
Serverless containerized web applications Fargate with AWS ECS
Serverless functions Lambda

Streaming Metrics

Install Agent on AWS EKS (Kubernetes)

CloudAEye SaaS console shows the instructions to setup agent for metrics streaming. However, user will need to use caeops CLI to to set it up.

To view the instructions in console, select Services > Metrics from the left navigation menu. User will see a list of metrics services that are already created in the system. Click on the name of the metrics service under Service Name column.

Under Agent instructions section, select EKS from the drop-down menu. The agent setup instructions for EKS will be shown. Similarly, select other choices from the drop-down menu to view instructions for other runtime environments such as EC2/Docker, ECS/Fargate.

User may run caeops metrics install-agent command to setup the agent for metrics streaming. For example,

caeops metrics install-agent --service-name demo-metrics-service --cloud aws --source kubernetes --kubernetes-cluster-name demo-cluster --app-name "demo-app"
Here --service-name is the metrics service user created in create step.

Install Agent with Helm

For Kubernetes, user will be given instructions to run a helm command.

1. Run the below command to download the script and install the agent. (This script installs a helm chart)

   wget -O aws_kubernetes_agent.py https://cae-data-collection-agent.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/kubernetes/scripts/aws_kubernetes_agent.py &&
   pip3 install boto3  &&
   python3 aws_kubernetes_agent.py --agent-mode 'create'
   --helm-repo 'https://cae-data-collection-agent.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/kubernetes/helm/cae-k8-agent/charts'
   --enable-metrics 'yes' --k8-namespace 'cloudaeye' --cloud-env 'aws'
   --prometheus-endpoint 'https://your-metrics-endpoint.com' --prometheus-region 'some-region'
   --user-key 'some-key' --user-secret 'some-secret'

Do you want to execute the command ? (y/n)

Install Agent on Docker with AWS EC2

User may run caeops metrics install-agent command with --source docker option to setup the agent for metrics streaming on Docker with EC2 setup.

Here is an example:

caeops metrics install-agent --service-name demo-metrics-service --cloud aws --source docker --app-name "demo-app" --docker-network test --metrics-scrape-config F:\CloudAEye\user-config.yaml

Here --service-name is the metrics service user created in create step.

Step 1
------
Download the script to run the agent. (This script deploys a docker container. Skip this step if the script is already downloaded)
←[36m    wget -O aws_docker_agent.py https://cae-data-collection-agent.s3.us-east.amazonaws.com/docker/scripts/aws_docker_agent.py

Do you want to execute the command ? (y/n) y


Step 2
------
Run the below command to install the agent
←[36m    python3 aws_docker_agent.py --agent-mode create --agent-type metrics --docker-network test --prometheus-endpoint https://aps-workspaces.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/workspaces/ws-a671c0-ef5-451-aa7-158af1/api/v1/remote_write --prometheus-region us-east-2 --user-key QUtJQTJZS1YOURKEYM= --user-secret S3ZmUlV4N1Y2TYOURSECRET=== --default-config-url https://cae-data-collection-agent.s3.us-east.amazonaws.com/docker/scripts/docker-metrics-config.yaml --user-config-file F:\CloudAEye\user-config.yaml

Do you want to execute the command ? (y/n) y

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Install Agent => Metrics source: docker
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Open Telemetry configuration to scrape metrics :

processors:
  batch: null
receivers:
  prometheus:
    config:
      global:
        scrape_interval: 3m
        scrape_timeout: 10s
      scrape_configs:
      - job_name: prometheus
        metrics_path: /metrics
        static_configs:
        - targets:
          - expresscart:1111
exporters:
  awsprometheusremotewrite:
    endpoint: https://aps-workspaces.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/workspaces/ws-a6c0-e05-45a1-a2a7-1591/api/v1/remote_write
    aws_auth:
      region: us-east-2
      service: aps
  logging:
    loglevel: info
service:
  pipelines:
    metrics:
      receivers:
      - prometheus
      exporters:
      - logging
      - awsprometheusremotewrite


Configuration saved to : F:\docker-agent-test/docker-metrics-config.yaml


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Docker command generated
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docker run -d --name cae-metrics-agent --network test -e AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=AKIA2YKY6YOURKEY -e AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=KvfRUx7V6Ok5JCYOURSECRETJ -e AWS_REGION=us-east-2 -v F:\docker-agent-test/docker-metrics-config.yaml:/etc/otel-agent-config.yaml public.ecr.aws/aws-observability/aws-otel-collector:latest --config=/etc/otel-agent-config.yaml

Do you want to run the docker container ? (NOTE: Please make sure that you have docker already installed!) [y/n] : y

Customizing Scrape Config

By default, CloudAEye scrapes metrics from "/metrics" which is a Prometheus convention. User may customize when necessary.

Kubernetes

--metrics-scrape-config option allows user to customize scrape target for Kubernetes.

caeops metrics install-agent --service-name "demo-metrics-service" --cloud aws --source kubernetes --app-name "demo-app" --kubernetes-cluster-name demo-cluster --metrics-scrape-config "F:/CloudAEye/docker-agent-test/k8-metrics.yaml"

Config Structure (Yaml) Generation for Kubernetes

User may use the following command with --generate-default-scrape-config option to generate the Yaml file that has the required scrape target configuration.

caeops metrics install-agent --service-name "demo-metrics-service" --cloud aws --source kubernetes --generate-default-scrape-config

instances:
  - prometheus_url: /metrics # default
    targets: "" # metrics end point
    job_name: prometheus # default

Docker on EC2

--metrics-scrape-config option allows user to customize scrate target for Docker.

caeops metrics install-agent --service-name "demo-metrics-service" --cloud aws --source docker --app-name demo-app --docker-network demo --metrics-scrape-config "F:/CloudAEye/docker-agent-test/docker-metrics.yaml"

Config Structure (Yaml) Generation for Docker

User may use the following command with --generate-default-scrape-config option to generate the configuration (Yaml) file to use with Docker environment on EC2.

caeops metrics install-agent --service-name "demo-metrics-service" --cloud aws --source docker --generate-default-scrape-config

receivers:
  prometheus:
    config:
      scrape_configs:
        - job_name: prometheus # default
          metrics_path: /metrics # default
          static_configs:
          - targets: [''] # metrics end point