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Kubecost helm chart

Helm chart for the Kubecost project, which is created to monitor and manage Kubernetes spend. Please contact team@kubecost.com or visit kubecost.com for more info.

To install via helm 3, run the following commands:

helm repo add kubecost https://kubecost.github.io/cost-analyzer/
helm upgrade -i --create-namespace kubecost kubecost/cost-analyzer --namespace kubecost --set kubecostToken="aGVsbUBrdWJlY29zdC5jb20=xm343yadf98"

While Helm is the recommended install path for Kubecost, these resources can alternatively be deployed staticly with the following command:

kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kubecost/cost-analyzer-helm-chart/master/kubecost.yaml --namespace kubecost



The following table lists commonly used configuration parameters for the Kubecost Helm chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
global.prometheus.enabled If false, use an existing Prometheus install. More info. true
prometheus.kube-state-metrics.disabled If false, deploy kube-state-metrics for Kubernetes metrics false
prometheus.kube-state-metrics.resources Set kube-state-metrics resource requests and limits. {}
prometheus.server.persistentVolume.enabled If true, Prometheus server will create a Persistent Volume Claim. true
prometheus.server.persistentVolume.size Prometheus server data Persistent Volume size. Default set to retain ~6000 samples per second for 15 days. 32Gi
prometheus.server.persistentVolume.storageClass Define storage class for Prometheus persistent volume -
prometheus.server.retention Determines when to remove old data. 15d
prometheus.server.resources Prometheus server resource requests and limits. {}
prometheus.nodeExporter.resources Node exporter resource requests and limits. {}
prometheus.nodeExporter.enabled prometheus.serviceAccounts.nodeExporter.create If false, do not crate NodeExporter daemonset. true
prometheus.alertmanager.persistentVolume.enabled If true, Alertmanager will create a Persistent Volume Claim. true
prometheus.pushgateway.persistentVolume.enabled If true, Prometheus Pushgateway will create a Persistent Volume Claim. true
persistentVolume.enabled If true, Kubecost will create a Persistent Volume Claim for product config data. true
persistentVolume.size Define PVC size for cost-analyzer 32.0Gi
persistentVolume.dbSize Define PVC size for cost-analyzer's flat file database 32.0Gi
persistentVolume.storageClass Define storage class for cost-analyzer's persistent volume -
ingress.enabled If true, Ingress will be created false
ingress.annotations Ingress annotations {}
ingress.paths Ingress paths ["/"]
ingress.hosts Ingress hostnames [cost-analyzer.local]
ingress.tls Ingress TLS configuration (YAML) []
networkPolicy.enabled If true, create a NetworkPolicy to deny egress false
networkCosts.enabled If true, collect network allocation metrics More info false
networkCosts.podMonitor.enabled If true, a PodMonitor for the network-cost daemonset is created false
serviceMonitor.enabled Set this to true to create ServiceMonitor for Prometheus operator false
serviceMonitor.additionalLabels Additional labels that can be used so ServiceMonitor will be discovered by Prometheus {}
prometheusRule.enabled Set this to true to create PrometheusRule for Prometheus operator false
prometheusRule.additionalLabels Additional labels that can be used so PrometheusRule will be discovered by Prometheus {}
grafana.resources Grafana resource requests and limits. {}
grafana.sidecar.dashboards.enabled Set this to false to disable creation of Dashboards in Grafana true
grafana.sidecar.datasources.defaultDatasourceEnabled Set this to false to disable creation of Prometheus datasource in Grafana true
serviceAccount.create Set this to false if you want to create the service account kubecost-cost-analyzer on your own true
tolerations node taints to tolerate []
affinity pod affinity {}
extraVolumes A list of volumes to be added to the pod []
extraVolumeMounts A list of volume mounts to be added to the pod []

Adjusting Log Output

The log output can be adjusted while deploying through Helm by using the LOG_LEVEL and/or LOG_FORMAT environment variables.

For example, to set the log level to trace the following flag can be added to the helm command:

    --set 'kubecostModel.extraEnv[0].name=LOG_LEVEL,kubecostModel.extraEnv[0].value=trace'

LOG_FORMAT options:

JSON - A structured logging output: {"level":"info","time":"2006-01-02T15:04:05.999999999Z07:00","message":"Starting cost-model (git commit \"1.91.0-rc.0\")"}

pretty - A nice human readable output: 2006-01-02T15:04:05.999999999Z07:00 INF Starting cost-model (git commit "1.91.0-rc.0")