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What is this?

The project captures data on application resources and nodes running in a Kubernetes cluster and continuously syncs the current state and select information into Ardoq as part of the application hosting Model. The project runs as a lightweight operator in your cluster, watching the resources and ensuring the data in your Ardoq workspace is constantly updated.

Setup and Installation



Remote Helm repository Add and update the helm repository

helm repo add ardoq https://ardoq.github.io/k8s-ardoq-bridge
helm repo update

Ensure repository is now available in your repo list

helm repo list

Deploy the helm chart

helm upgrade --install k8s-ardoq-bridge ardoq/k8s-ardoq-bridge --set "ardoq.baseUri='https://{your_custom_domain_here}/api/',ardoq.org='{your_org_label_here}',ardoq.workspaceId='{your_workspace_id_here}',ardoq.apiKey={your_api_key_here},ardoq.cluster='{your_cluster_name_here}'"

Local Helm repository

helm upgrade --install k8s-ardoq-bridge ./helm/chart --set "ardoq.baseUri='https://{your_custom_domain_here}/api/',ardoq.org='{your_org_label_here}',ardoq.workspaceId='{your_workspace_id_here}',ardoq.apiKey={your_api_key_here},ardoq.cluster='{your_cluster_name_here}'"

As an alternative to the –set option of the helm command, you can also edit the values.yaml file.

How do I onboard an Application Resource?

On either the namespace or the specific Resource, you simply add:

sync-to-ardoq: "enabled"

Additionally, you can enrich the resources as it is stored in Ardoq. This can further/later be used to assign ownership of the project. Options:

ardoq/stack: "nginx"
ardoq/team: DevOps
ardoq/project: "TestProject"

How can I exclude a resource in an enabled namespace?

You can disable single/multiple resource(s) in a monitored namespace, by:

sync-to-ardoq: "disabled"

What are Application resources?

These are the types of Kubernetes resources that we monitor. Currently, we only watch StatefulSets and Deployments.

How does it works?

The operator uses the Kubernetes watch interface to consistently get updates on the resources and post them to your workspace. Each resource type monitored,i.e Deployments,StatefulSets and Nodes, gets its own goroutine (lightweight thread) and performs the sync serially ensuring “no resource gets left behind”. It performs a single syncing pass on initialisation capturing all the labelled Application Resources and only performs subsequent syncs if the data stored in-memory differs from resource details being updated.

Can I get a bit more detail?

Sure,you are welcome to dig into the code or join us in the discussion board (https://github.com/ardoq/k8s-ardoq-bridge/discussions), we are very happy to help.

What resources does it monitor?

We are currently only monitoring:

What information does it capture?

Application Resources:


What events does it monitor?

The operator only captures data on: Addition, Modification or Deletion of a resource

Who has access to this data?

This syncs directly to a workspace you have created in your organisation. Access to this workspace is based on the access matrix you have defined for the given workspace. More details: https://help.ardoq.com/en/articles/1812349-user-roles-and-workspace-permissions

Where can I find more details of how it interfaces with Ardoq?

The interface is based on the Ardoq Rest API as documented in the Swagger docs.

Can I contribute?

Sure thing, all contributions are very welcome; improvements and optimisations even more.


We have a contribution guideline available under the docs Contribution Guideline and Development

Any more details?

Yes. A lot more available in: Documentation

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