Disable Prometheus metrics collection from an AKS cluster

Currently, the Azure CLI is the only option to remove the metrics add-on from your AKS cluster, and stop sending Prometheus metrics to Azure Monitor managed service for Prometheus.

The az aks update --disable-azure-monitor-metrics command:

  • Removes the ama-metrics agent from the cluster nodes.
  • Deletes the recording rules created for that cluster.
  • Deletes the data collection endpoint (DCE).
  • Deletes the data collection rule (DCR).
  • Deletes the DCRA and recording rules groups created as part of onboarding.


This action doesn't remove any existing data stored in your Azure Monitor workspace.

az aks update --disable-azure-monitor-metrics -n <cluster-name> -g <cluster-resource-group>

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