I am having bad performance in my development environments, and my pods aren’t balanced across nodes
Okteto leverages the concept of Kubernetes resources to decide on which node to place each container.
When you specify a resource
limit for a container, Okteto enforces those limits so that the running container is not allowed to use more of that resource than the limit you set.
Okteto also reserves at least the
request amount of that system’s resources specifically for that container to use.
It’s strongly recommended that you configure your CPU and Memory
requests to align with your container’s actual resource utilization.
By doing so, you ensure that your containers always have sufficient resources available for optimal development speed. This information is also used by Kubernetes to balance pods across your cluster nodes.
The Okteto UI shows information about the memory and CPU that deployments and statefulsets are using:
Access your Metrics with kubectl
If you require more detailed data on your containers’ resource consumption, you can use the
kubectl top pods command.
Fetch your kubectl credentials with
okteto kubeconfig and run
kubectl top pods to access your container’s metrics:
$ kubectl top pod
NAME CPU(cores) MEMORY(bytes) api-7cc77bcdcb-pm72j 89m 66Mi frontend-78b8b698cf-5wb5p 1m 2Mi mongodb-0 5m 160Mi
Configure your Development Environment Resources
There are three different ways to configure the container resources for your development environments:
As an admin, you can also define the quotas and default resources for all your containers.