Apache Kafka on Kubernetes with Strimzi – Part 3: Monitoring our Strimzi Kafka Cluster with Prometheus and Grafana

In the first part of the series, we have learnt about Strimzi and deployed a Kafka Cluster on Minikube and also tested our cluster with the console producer/consumer of the Kafka package. In the second part, we have built a producer application with Go and a consumer application with Scala, created Dockerfiles and Kubernetes deployment files and published them to the Kubernetes.

From the look of the logs it seems like our applications and Kafka are performing well. But we had no idea how they are really performing. That’s why we need some monitoring tools to easily monitor our cluster. In the last part of the series, we are going to use Prometheus and Grafana to fulfill our destiny! Now, what are these two really?

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