Kubecost is an open core tool that provides teams visibility into their Kubernetes spend and resource allocation. It leverages this data to provide capacity management insights, avoid outages, and reduce costs.
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Welcome! In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to install Kubecost into your Kubernetes cluster. The Kubecost helm chart inludes all necessary dependencies and takes only a few minutes to install.
In order to deploy the Kubecost helm chart, ensure the following are completed:
Running the following commands will also install Prometheus, Grafana, and kube-state-metrics in the namespace supplied. View install configuration options here.
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You can now view the self-managed frontend by visiting the following link. Publish :9090 as a secure endpoint on your cluster to remove the need to port forward.http://localhost:9090
With this new found visibility, teams oftentimes start with 1) looking for cost allocation trends (i.e. who is spending what) and 2) search for quick wins in terms cost savings or reliability improvements.
Now that your Kubcost chart is installed, you can update with the following commands:
To uninstall Kubecost and it's dependancies, run the following: