charts VS metrics-server

Compare charts vs metrics-server and see what are their differences.


⚠️(OBSOLETE) Curated applications for Kubernetes (by helm)


Scalable and efficient source of container resource metrics for Kubernetes built-in autoscaling pipelines. (by kubernetes-sigs)
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charts metrics-server
26 35
15,373 4,734
- 1.3%
2.1 4.4
over 1 year ago 7 days ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of charts. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of metrics-server. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-17.
  • Autoscaling Ingress controllers in Kubernetes
    4 projects | | 17 Apr 2023
    It's an autoscaler with a metrics server (so I don't need to install 2 different tools).
  • Autoscaling Nodes in Kubernetes
    3 projects | | 31 Dec 2022
    # Create EKS Cluster with version 1.23 eksctl create cluster -f eks-cluster.yaml # Output like below shows cluster has been successfully created 2022-12-30 16:26:46 [ℹ] kubectl command should work with "/home/ec2-user/.kube/config", try 'kubectl get nodes' 2022-12-30 16:26:46 [✔] EKS cluster "ca-demo" in "us-west-2" region is ready # Deploy the Metric server kubectl apply -f # Output of the above command looks something like below - serviceaccount/metrics-server created created created created created created service/metrics-server created deployment.apps/metrics-server created created
  • Korifi : API Cloud Foundry V3 expérimentale dans Kubernetes …
    7 projects | | 25 Dec 2022
    [email protected]:~$ kubectl apply -f serviceaccount/metrics-server created created created created created created service/metrics-server created deployment.apps/metrics-server created created [email protected]:~$ kubectl get po,svc -A NAMESPACE NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE cert-manager pod/cert-manager-74d949c895-w6gzm 1/1 Running 0 13m cert-manager pod/cert-manager-cainjector-d9bc5979d-jhr9m 1/1 Running 0 13m cert-manager pod/cert-manager-webhook-84b7ddd796-xw878 1/1 Running 0 13m kpack pod/kpack-controller-84cbbcdff6-nnhdn 1/1 Running 0 9m40s kpack pod/kpack-webhook-56c6b59c4-9zvlb 1/1 Running 0 9m40s kube-system pod/coredns-565d847f94-kst2l 1/1 Running 0 31m kube-system pod/coredns-565d847f94-rv8pn 1/1 Running 0 31m kube-system pod/etcd-kind-control-plane 1/1 Running 0 32m kube-system pod/kindnet-275pd 1/1 Running 0 31m kube-system pod/kube-apiserver-kind-control-plane 1/1 Running 0 32m kube-system pod/kube-controller-manager-kind-control-plane 1/1 Running 0 32m kube-system pod/kube-proxy-qw9fj 1/1 Running 0 31m kube-system pod/kube-scheduler-kind-control-plane 1/1 Running 0 32m kube-system pod/metrics-server-8ff8f88c6-69t9z 0/1 Running 0 4m21s local-path-storage pod/local-path-provisioner-684f458cdd-f6zqf 1/1 Running 0 31m metallb-system pod/controller-84d6d4db45-bph5x 1/1 Running 0 29m metallb-system pod/speaker-pcl4p 1/1 Running 0 29m projectcontour pod/contour-7b9b9cdfd6-h5jzg 1/1 Running 0 6m43s projectcontour pod/contour-7b9b9cdfd6-nhbq2 1/1 Running 0 6m43s projectcontour pod/contour-certgen-v1.23.2-hxh7k 0/1 Completed 0 6m43s projectcontour pod/envoy-v4xk9 2/2 Running 0 6m43s servicebinding-system pod/servicebinding-controller-manager-85f7498cf-xd7jc 2/2 Running 0 115s NAMESPACE NAME TYPE CLUSTER-IP EXTERNAL-IP PORT(S) AGE cert-manager service/cert-manager ClusterIP 9402/TCP 13m cert-manager service/cert-manager-webhook ClusterIP 443/TCP 13m default service/kubernetes ClusterIP 443/TCP 32m kpack service/kpack-webhook ClusterIP 443/TCP 9m40s kube-system service/kube-dns ClusterIP 53/UDP,53/TCP,9153/TCP 32m kube-system service/metrics-server ClusterIP 443/TCP 4m21s metallb-system service/webhook-service ClusterIP 443/TCP 29m projectcontour service/contour ClusterIP 8001/TCP 6m43s projectcontour service/envoy LoadBalancer 80:30632/TCP,443:30730/TCP 6m43s servicebinding-system service/servicebinding-controller-manager-metrics-service ClusterIP 8443/TCP 115s servicebinding-system service/servicebinding-webhook-service ClusterIP 443/TCP 115s
  • Performance testing an application running on kubernetes
    2 projects | /r/kubernetes | 25 Oct 2022
    If you have the the metrics-server installed, you can pull all of the resource information yourself and manipulate it in a way that's useful for you. Link.
  • Murre - the lightweight K8s metrics monitoring tool
    3 projects | /r/kubernetes | 20 Oct 2022
    I wonder who will raise the glove and take that approach to use to post Metrics API resources instead of metrics-server.
  • HorizontalPodAutoscaler does not return TARGETS metrics and returns '<unknown>' on kubectl.
    2 projects | | 1 Oct 2022
  • Request-based autoscaling in Kubernetes: scaling to zero
    4 projects | | 12 Sep 2022
    A metrics server to store and aggregate metrics (Kubernetes doesn't come with one by default).
  • How to Deploy JHipster Microservices on Amazon EKS Using Terraform and Kubernetes
    10 projects | | 5 Jul 2022
    and Metrics Server, and Cluster Autoscaler for scaling your workloads.
  • Advanced Features of Kubernetes' Horizontal Pod Autoscaler
    7 projects | | 4 Jul 2022
    Next, we will also need to deploy services that collect metrics based on which we will later scale our test application. First of these is Kubernetes metrics-server which is usually available in cluster by default, but that's not the case in KinD, so to deploy it we need to run:
  • Kubernetes Horizontal Pod Autoscaling
    3 projects | | 16 Jun 2022
    Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (and also Vertical Pod Autoscaler) requires a Metrics Server installed in the Kubernetes cluster. Metric Server is a container resource metrics (such as memory and CPU usage) source that is scalable, can be configured for high availability, and is efficient on resource usage when operating. Metrics Server gather metrics -by default- every 15 seconds from Kubelets, this allows rapid autoscaling,

What are some alternatives?

When comparing charts and metrics-server you can also consider the following projects:

prometheus - The Prometheus monitoring system and time series database.

k8s-prometheus-adapter - An implementation of the API using Prometheus

kube-state-metrics - Add-on agent to generate and expose cluster-level metrics.

kube-prometheus - Use Prometheus to monitor Kubernetes and applications running on Kubernetes

kubernetes-mixin - A set of Grafana dashboards and Prometheus alerts for Kubernetes.

istio - Connect, secure, control, and observe services.

external-dns - Configure external DNS servers (AWS Route53, Google CloudDNS and others) for Kubernetes Ingresses and Services

cdk8s - Define Kubernetes native apps and abstractions using object-oriented programming [Moved to:]

minikube - Run Kubernetes locally

keda - KEDA is a Kubernetes-based Event Driven Autoscaling component. It provides event driven scale for any container running in Kubernetes

k9s - 🐶 Kubernetes CLI To Manage Your Clusters In Style!

volcano - A Cloud Native Batch System (Project under CNCF)