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Getting Started with Prometheus

by Elton Stoneman

Prometheus is the preferred monitoring tool for containers, but it works just as well in any environment. This course will teach you how to get up and running with Prometheus and add a consistent monitoring approach to all your apps and servers.

What you'll learn

Prometheus is a cross-platform monitoring tool that lets you collect metrics from servers, containers, and applications and work with them all in the same way. In this course, Getting Started with Prometheus, you'll learn why it's such a popular approach to monitoring and how you can start bringing it into your organization. First, you'll learn about the architecture of Prometheus and how it uses a pull model to collect metrics from many targets. Then, you'll explore how to produce metrics from Linux and Windows servers using an exporter utility and from applications using a client library, and how to configure Prometheus to fetch those metrics. Finally, you'll discover the query language PromQL, how you can use it to track the changes in metrics over time, and visualize all the metrics in a dashboard. When you've finished with the course, you’ll have the basic skills and knowledge of Prometheus needed to run a trial and evaluate it for your organization.

About the author

Elton is a 10-time Microsoft MVP, author, trainer and speaker. He spent most of his career as a consultant working in Microsoft technologies, architecting and delivering complex solutions for industry leaders. He has delivered APIs on Azure serving millions of clients daily, Big Data solutions processing billions of events weekly, and cutting-edge solutions powered by containers. Elton's experience with .NET goes from .NET 1.0 running on Windows Server, right up to .NET Core running on Linux. Wh... more

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