Heartbeat Docker images can be used on Kubernetes to check resources uptime.
Running Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes? See Run Beats on ECK
Kubernetes deploy manifestsedit
A single Heartbeat can check for uptime of the whole cluster.
Everything is deployed under
kube-system namespace, you can change that by
updating the YAML file.
To get the manifests just run:
curl -L -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/elastic/beats/7.17/deploy/kubernetes/heartbeat-kubernetes.yaml
If you are using Kubernetes 1.7 or earlier: Heartbeat uses a hostPath volume to persist internal data, it’s located
under /var/lib/heartbeat-data. The manifest uses folder autocreation (
DirectoryOrCreate), which was introduced in
Kubernetes 1.8. You will need to remove
type: DirectoryOrCreate from the manifest and create the host folder yourself.
Some parameters are exposed in the manifest to configure logs destination, by default they will use an existing Elasticsearch deploy if it’s present, but you may want to change that behavior, so just edit the YAML file and modify them:
- name: ELASTICSEARCH_HOST value: elasticsearch - name: ELASTICSEARCH_PORT value: "9200" - name: ELASTICSEARCH_USERNAME value: elastic - name: ELASTICSEARCH_PASSWORD value: changeme
To deploy Heartbeat to Kubernetes just run:
kubectl create -f heartbeat-kubernetes.yaml
Then you should be able to check the status by running:
$ kubectl --namespace=kube-system get deployment/heartbeat NAME READY UP-TO-DATE AVAILABLE AGE heartbeat 1/1 1 1 1m
Running Heartbeat as unprivileged useredit
Under Kubernetes, Heartbeat can run as a non-root user, but requires some privileged
network capabilities to operate correctly. Ensure that the
capability is available to the container.
containers: - name: heartbeat image: docker.elastic.co/beats/heartbeat:7.17.9 securityContext: runAsUser: 1000 runAsGroup: 1000 capabilities: add: [ NET_RAW ]