Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Time: 1 hour

This scenario shows that you get out of the box monitoring via Prometheus and Grafana, and Tracing

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Monitoring and Tracing

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For monitoring, Istio offers out of the box monitoring via Prometheus and Grafana.

Note: Before we take a look at Grafana, we need to send some requests to our application using on Terminal 2: while true; do curl http://customer-tutorial.[[HOST_SUBDOMAIN]]-80-[[KATACODA_HOST]].environments.katacoda.com; sleep .2; done

Check the grafana route by typing oc get route -n istio-system

Now that you know the URL of Grafana, access it at http://grafana-istio-system.[[HOST_SUBDOMAIN]]-80-[[KATACODA_HOST]].environments.katacoda.com/d/1/istio-dashboard?refresh=5s&orgId=1

You can also check the workload of the services at http://grafana-istio-system.[[HOST_SUBDOMAIN]]-80-[[KATACODA_HOST]].environments.katacoda.com/d/UbsSZTDik/istio-workload-dashboard?refresh=5s&orgId=1