ArgoCD: The Continuous Delivery Solution for Kubernetes

Kacper Bąk
2 min readMar 15, 2023
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ArgoCD is a popular open-source tool for managing and deploying applications on Kubernetes clusters. It provides a simple and intuitive interface for managing and deploying applications, while also integrating with GitOps principles for continuous delivery. With ArgoCD, you can automate the deployment of your applications, maintain version control, and enforce consistency across your environments.

One of the key features of ArgoCD is its ability to provide real-time visibility into the state of your applications, giving you the ability to quickly identify and resolve issues. ArgoCD also provides a number of other powerful features, including automated rollbacks, canary deployments, and blue-green deployments.

While ArgoCD provides many benefits, it can also be challenging to configure, particularly when it comes to pushing logs to an aggregator like Grafana and Loki. In order to send logs to Grafana or the cloud, you need to store them locally first. Grafana has created a Graphana Agent to help with this process, similar to Prometheus.

One issue with using Graphana Agent is that each log entry is pushed to a separate service, which can increase latency. To address this issue, it may be necessary to batch the logs before sending them to the aggregator.

Documentation on how to configure Graphana can be scarce and challenging to navigate. However, with patience and perseverance, you can learn how to effectively use Graphana and other tools like ArgoCD to deploy and manage your applications on Kubernetes clusters.

In conclusion, ArgoCD is an essential tool for any Kubernetes user looking to manage and deploy their applications with ease. While configuring it can be challenging, the benefits of using ArgoCD, including automated rollbacks, real-time visibility, and consistency across environments, make it well worth the effort. By integrating with other tools like Grafana and Loki, you can get even more out of ArgoCD, making it an invaluable asset for any Kubernetes user.

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