The Azure portal allows you to see a number of key metrics, setup alerts and view logs from your AKS cluster…which means you don’t have to rely on running kubectl commands to see how your cluster is performing.
Below, you can see cluster health, CPU/memory utilization, node and pod count.
You can dive into the Nodes, Controllers and Containers views and filter as needed.
If you are creating a new AKS cluster, follow these steps to make sure you have monitoring enabled. If you already have an AKS cluster and you don’t see this in the portal, follow these steps to enable it (it will take 10-15 for monitoring data to show up in the portal).