Goldilocks is a utility that can help you identify a starting point for resource requests and limits.
Check out the documentation at docs.fairwinds.com
By using the kubernetes vertical-pod-autoscaler in recommendation mode, we can see a suggestion for resource requests on each of our apps. This tool creates a VPA for each workload in a namespace and then queries them for information.
Once your VPAs are in place, you'll see recommendations appear in the Goldilocks dashboard:
Enjoying Goldilocks? Check out some of our other projects:
- Polaris - Audit, enforce, and build policies for Kubernetes resources, including over 20 built-in checks for best practices
- Pluto - Detect Kubernetes resources that have been deprecated or removed in future versions
- Nova - Check to see if any of your Helm charts have updates available
- rbac-manager - Simplify the management of RBAC in your Kubernetes clusters
If you're interested in running Goldilocks in multiple clusters, tracking the results over time, integrating with Slack, Datadog, and Jira, or unlocking other functionality, check out Fairwinds Insights, a platform for auditing and enforcing policy in Kubernetes clusters.