Metrics

Observing Dapr metrics in Kubernetes

Dapr exposes a Prometheus metrics endpoint that you can scrape to gain a greater understanding of how Dapr is behaving and to setup alerts for specific conditions.

Configuration

The metrics endpoint is enabled by default, you can disable it by passing the command line argument --enable-metrics=false to Dapr system processes.

The default metrics port is 9090. This can be overridden by passing the command line argument --metrics-port to Daprd. Additionally, the metrics exporter can be disabled for a specific application by setting the dapr.io/enable-metrics: "false" annotation to your application deployment. With the metrics exporter disabled, daprd will not open the metrics listening port.

apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  name: nodeapp
  labels:
    app: node
spec:
  replicas: 1
  selector:
    matchLabels:
      app: node
  template:
    metadata:
      labels:
        app: node
      annotations:
        dapr.io/enabled: "true"
        dapr.io/app-id: "nodeapp"
        dapr.io/app-port: "3000"
        dapr.io/enable-metrics: "true"
        dapr.io/metrics-port: "9090"
    spec:
      containers:
      - name: node
        image: dapriosamples/hello-k8s-node:latest
        ports:
        - containerPort: 3000
        imagePullPolicy: Always

To disable the metrics collection in the Dapr side cars running in a specific namespace, you can use the metric spec configuration and set enabled: false to disable the metrics in the Dapr runtime.

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Configuration
metadata:
  name: tracing
  namespace: default
spec:
  tracing:
    samplingRate: "1"
  metric:
    enabled: true

Metrics

Each Dapr system process emits Go runtime/process metrics by default and have their own metrics:

References

Last modified May 13, 2021: Add presentations section (#1480) (7894758)