Where are the links for Prometheus and Grafana in Rancher v2.x Cluster and Project Monitoring?

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Using Rancher v2.x, from v2.2.4 and above, you can monitor the state and processes of your cluster nodes, Kubernetes components, and software deployments through the use of the built-in Rancher cluster and project monitoring. Rancher monitoring deploys the open-source Grafana and Prometheus projects, and this article details how to access the UI for these components, so you can view the monitoring dashboards and query metrics.

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Cluster level

Grafana

To access the Grafana UI for Rancher cluster monitoring, from the main dashboard for your cluster, click the three-dot option menu in the top-right and click the button "Go to Grafana".

go to grafana

You should also see Grafana logos next to the system components on the main dashboard for your cluster. Click on any of them to take you to the Grafana dashboard for that particular component.

cluster view

Prometheus

To access the Prometheus UI for the cluster monitoring, navigate to the Apps page in the System project for your cluster. You will see an app called "cluster-monitoring" deployed, listing "/index.html" links for Grafana and Prometheus.

system apps view

Project level

Grafana and Prometheus

To access the Grafana and Prometheus UIs, for a project with project monitoring enabled, navigate to the Apps page within the project. You will see an app called "project-monitoring" deployed, listing "/index.html" links for Grafana and Prometheus.

project apps view

Further Reading

Documentation on the Rancher cluster monitoring can be found here and for Rancher project monitoring here.

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