Helm is a tool for managing packages of pre-configured Kubernetes resources using Charts. This integration allows you to collect and ship diagnostic metrics of your .NET application in Kubernetes to Logz.io, using dotnet-monitor and OpenTelemetry. logzio-dotnet-monitor runs as a sidecar in the same pod as the .NET application.

Sending metrics from nodes with taints

If you want to ship metrics from any of the nodes that have a taint, make sure that the taint key values are listed in your in your daemonset/deployment configuration as follows:

tolerations:
- key: 
  operator: 
  value: 
  effect: 

To determine if a node uses taints as well as to display the taint keys, run:

kubectl get nodes -o json | jq ".items[]|{name:.metadata.name, taints:.spec.taints}"

Standard configuration

Select the namespace

This integration will be deployed in the namespace you set in values.yaml. The default namespace for this integration is logzio-dotnet-monitor.

To select a different namespace, run:

kubectl create namespace <<NAMESPACE>>
  • Replace <<NAMESPACE>> with the name of your namespace.
Add logzio-helm repo
helm repo add logzio-helm https://logzio.github.io/logzio-helm
helm repo update
Run the Helm deployment code
helm install -n <<NAMESPACE>> \
--set secrets.logzioURL='<<LISTENER-HOST>>:8053' \
--set secrets.logzioToken='<<PROMETHEUS-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>>' \
--set-file dotnetAppContainers='<<DOTNET_APP_CONTAINERS_FILE>>' \
logzio-dotnet-monitor logzio-helm/logzio-dotnet-monitor
  • Replace <<NAMESPACE>> with the namespace you selected for this integration. The default value is default. Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with the host for your region. For example, listener.logz.io if your account is hosted on AWS US East, or listener-nl.logz.io if hosted on Azure West Europe. Replace <<LOG-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.
  • Replace <<DOTNET_APP_CONTAINERS_FILE>> with your .NET application containers file. Make sure your main .NET application container has the following volumeMount:
volumeMounts:
  - mountPath: /tmp
    name: diagnostics
Check Logz.io for your metrics

Give your metrics some time to get from your system to ours, then open Logz.io. You can search for your metrics in Logz.io by searching {job="dotnet-monitor-collector"}

Customizing Helm chart parameters

Configure customization options

You can use the following options to update the Helm chart parameters:

  • Specify parameters using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install or --set-file key=value[,key=value]

  • Edit the values.yaml

  • Overide default values with your own my_values.yaml and apply it in the helm install command.

Customization parameters
Parameter Description Default
nameOverride Overrides the Chart name for resources. ""
fullnameOverride Overrides the full name of the resources. ""
apiVersions.deployment Deployment API version. apps/v1
apiVersions.configmap Configmap API version. v1
apiVersions.secret Secret API version. v1
namespace Chart’s namespace. logzio-dotnet-monitor
replicaCount The number of replicated pods, the deployment creates. 1
labels Pod’s labels. {}
annotations Pod’s annotations. {}
customSpecs Custom spec fields to add to the deployment. {}
dotnetAppContainers List of your .NET application containers to add to the pod. []
logzioDotnetMonitor.name The name of the container that collects and ships diagnostic metrics of your .NET application to Logz.io (sidecar) logzio-dotnet-monitor
logzioDotnetMonitor.image.name Name of the image that is going to run in logzioDotnetMonitor.name container logzio/logzio-dotnet-monitor
logzioDotnetMonitor.image.tag The tag of the image that is going to run in logzioDotnetMonitor.name container latest
logzioDotnetMonitor.ports List of ports the logzioDotnetMonitor.name container exposes 52325
tolerations List of tolerations to applied to the pod. []
customVolumes List of custom volumes to add to deployment. []
customResources Custom resources to add to helm chart deployment (make sure to separate each resource with ---). {}
secrets.logzioURL Secret with your Logz.io listener url. https://listener.logz.io:8053
secrets.logzioToken Secret with your Logz.io metrics shipping token. ""
configMap.dotnetMonitor The dotnet-monitor configuration. See values.yaml.
configMap.opentelemetry The opentelemetry configuration. See values.yaml.
  • To get additional information about dotnet-monitor configuration, click here.
  • To see well-known providers and their counters, click here.

Uninstalling the Chart

The Uninstall command is used to remove all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and to delete the release.

To uninstall the dotnet-monitor-collector deployment, use the following command:

helm uninstall dotnet-monitor-collector