Netdata is a highly optimized open source monitoring agent you install on all your systems and containers. Netdata provides unparalleled insights, in real-time, of everything happening on the systems it runs in (including web servers, databases, applications), using highly interactive web dashboards.

Netdata can run autonomously, without any third party components, or it can be integrated to existing monitoring tool chains (Prometheus, Graphite, OpenTSDB, Kafka, Grafana, etc). Netdata is fast* and efficient, designed to permanently run on all systems (physical & virtual servers, containers, IoT devices) without disrupting their core function.*

Netdata is free, open-source software, and can be found at and

Software Included

Package Version License
Netdata 1.44.1 GPL 3

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to install a Kubernetes 1-Click Application. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating Netdata using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 3 node DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster made up of Basic Droplets in the SFO2 region, you can use the following doctl command. You need to authenticate with doctl with your API access token) and replace the $CLUSTER_NAME variable with the chosen name for your cluster in the command below.

doctl kubernetes clusters create --size s-4vcpu-8gb $CLUSTER_NAME --1-clicks netdata

Getting Started After Deploying Netdata

After you have downloaded your kube config file, and are able to successfully connect to your DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster (see if you haven’t connected to your cluster) follow the instructions below to start using netdata.

Port-forwarding to the Netdata dashboard

You can quickly forward a local port to the Netdata dashboard in your cluster with the following command

kubectl -n netdata port-forward svc/netdata 19999

Then visit your Netdata dashboard at http://localhost:19999 or and explore the Netdata pod dashboard metrics along with the dashboard metrics and any alarms you may wish to configure for each node in your cluster.

You can read the Getting Started Guide and other docs at