Course info
Jun 24, 2020
1h 49m

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
About the author

Elton is an independent consultant specializing in systems integration with the Microsoft stack. He is a Microsoft MVP, blogger, and practicing Technical Architect.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey, how you doing? My name's Elton, and this is Getting Started with Prometheus, here on Pluralsight. I'm a Microsoft Azure MVP and a Docker Captain. I've been working with Prometheus for many years, monitoring apps running in Docker and Kubernetes, and also in plain VMs in the cloud. Prometheus is a simple, powerful metrics toolkit which you can use to get information on what your apps are doing and how healthy they are, whatever platform they're running on, and this course will get you up and running. First, you'll learn about the architecture of Prometheus, how it collects metrics from different systems and how you can set up those systems to produce metrics. Next, you'll see how to run and configure Prometheus, including techniques to dynamically build a list of target systems from the platform you're using, whether that's something fancy like Kubernetes or just plain DNS in the data center. Lastly, you'll learn about PromQL, the Prometheus query language, and how you can use it to turn dry metrics into useful information about your systems, including building a full dashboard to show the status of different components. So join me and learn how quickly you can adopt a modern approach to monitoring systems in Getting Started with Prometheus, right here on Pluralsight.