The Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) provides an excellent solution to monitor Percona Server for MongoDB.

Following steps are needed to install both PMM Client and PMM Server preconfigured to monitor Percona Server for MongoDB on Kubernetes or OpenShift.

  1. The recommended installation approach is based on using helm - the package manager for Kubernetes, which will substantially simplify further steps. So first thing to do is to install helm following its official installation instructions.

  2. When the helm is installed, add Percona chart repository and update information of available charts as follows:

    $ helm repo add percona
    $ helm repo update
  3. Now helm can be used to install PMM Server:

    $ helm install percona/pmm-server --name monitoring --set platform=openshift --set credentials.username=clusterMonitor --set "credentials.password=clusterMonitor123456"

    It is important to specify correct options in the installation command:

    • platform should be either kubernetes or openshift depending on which platform are you using.
    • name should correspond to the serverHost key in the pmm section of the deploy/cr.yaml file with a “-service” suffix, so default --name monitoring part of the shown above command corresponds to a monitoring-service value of the serverHost key.
    • credentials.username should correspond to the MONGODB_CLUSTER_MONITOR_USER key in the the deploy/mongodb-users.yaml file.
    • credentials.password should correspond to a value of the MONGODB_CLUSTER_MONITOR_PASSWORD key specified in deploy/mongodb-users.yaml secrets file. Note that password specified in this example is the default development mode password not intended to be used on production systems.
  4. Now the PMM is installed, and it is time to update pmm section in the deploy/cr.yaml file.
    • set pmm.enabled=true
    • make sure that serverHost (the PMM service name, monitoring-service by default) is the same as one specified for the name parameter on the previous step, but with additional -service suffix.
    • make sure that PMM_USER and PMM_PASSWORD keys in the deploy/mongodb-users.yaml secrets file are the same as ones specified for the credentials.username and credentials.password parameters on the previous step (if not, fix it and apply with the kubectl apply -f deploy/mongodb-users.yaml command).

    When done, apply the edited deploy/cr.yaml file:

       $ kubectl apply -f deploy/cr.yaml
  5. To make sure everything gone right, check that correspondent Pods are not continuously restarting (which would occur in case of any errors on the previous two steps):

    $ kubectl get pods
    $ kubectl logs my-cluster-name-rs0-0 -c pmm-client
  6. Find the external IP address (EXTERNAL-IP field in the output of kubectl get service/monitoring-service -o wide). This IP address can be used to access PMM via https in a web browser, with the login/password authentication, already configured and able to show Percona Server for MongoDB metrics.