Exploring Kiali Dashboards

In this lesson, we will see how to open up the Grafana dashboards and briefly explore the Istio Mesh dashboard.

We’re about to explore Kiali as an alternative, or a complement, to Grafana dashboards. Before we do that, please cancel the tunnel to Grafana by pressing ctrl+c

Like with Grafana, we won’t go into detail; we’ll only take a quick look at Kiali. I will assume that you’ll explore it in more detail later on. After all, it’s just a UI.

Unlike Grafana, which is a general dashboarding solution that works with many different sources of metrics, Kiali is specific to service meshes. It visualizes network traffic.

Opening up the Kiali dashboard

Let’s open it and see what we’ll get.

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