Currently users can leverage controller logs and job events to monitor kube-batch. While useful for debugging, none of this options is particularly practical for monitoring kube-batch behaviour over time. There’s also requirement like to monitor kube-batch in one view to resolve critical performance issue in time #427.

This document describes metrics we want to add into kube-batch to better monitor performance.


In order to support metrics, kube-batch needs to expose a metrics endpoint which can provide golang process metrics like number of goroutines, gc duration, cpu and memory usage, etc as well as kube-batch custom metrics related to time taken by plugins or actions.

All the metrics are prefixed with kube_batch_.

kube-batch execution

This metrics track execution of plugins and actions of kube-batch loop.

Metric name Metric type Labels Description
e2e_scheduling_latency histogram E2e scheduling latency in seconds
plugin_latency histogram plugin=<plugin_name> Schedule latency for plugin
action_latency histogram action=<action_name> Schedule latency for action
task_latency histogram job=<job_id> task=<task_id> Schedule latency for each task

kube-batch operations

This metrics describe internal state of kube-batch.

Metric name Metric type Labels Description
pod_schedule_errors Counter The number of kube-batch failed due to an error
pod_schedule_successes Counter The number of kube-batch success in scheduling a job
pod_preemption_victims Counter Number of selected preemption victims
total_preemption_attempts Counter Total preemption attempts in the cluster till now
unschedule_task_count Counter job=<job_id> The number of tasks failed to schedule
unschedule_job_counts Counter The number of job failed to schedule in each iteration
job_retry_counts Counter job=<job_id> The number of retry times of one job

kube-batch Liveness

Healthcheck last time of kube-batch activity and timeout