Installing the Akita agent using Kubernetes

Getting started with Akita is as simple as dropping our Agent into your container. Once we’re in, we gather all the data you need and surface it in the Akita app so you can easily see what your system is doing.


Private Beta

Akita is currently in private beta. If you are not part of the private beta, you will need to request an invite before continuing. Get an invite.

There are many ways to use Kubernetes to install the Akita agent. We support the following:

  1. Kubernetes host networking
  2. Kubernetes sidecar

Which should you use? We recommend Kubernetes host networking in most cases. However, if you use Istio or Envoy, or if you need to monitor how other sidecars interact with your services, then you should install the Akita Agent as a Kubernetes sidecar.


Want to try Akita without installing the Agent?

If you want to see Akita map out an API spec from one of your favorite websites, check out our OpenAPI Spec Generator Chrome extension.