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Jul 14, 2021
1h 24m
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A Prometheus deployment is only as useful as the metrics it collects. In this course, Configuring Prometheus to Collect Metrics, you’ll learn to configure and debug metric collection on your Prometheus server. First, you’ll explore how to detect scraping targets through service discovery. Next, you’ll discover the power of writing rules for alerting and new time series. Finally, you’ll learn how to test and troubleshoot metric collection via Promtool. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Prometheus needed to efficiently collect metrics from across your technology estate

About the author
About the author

Chris is best described as a "Computer and Data wrangler".

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello. My name is Chris Green, and welcome to my course, Configuring Prometheus to Collect Metrics. I am best described as a computer and data wrangler. Over the years, I've built systems and software for data, web applications, and security. Prometheus is my favorite way to drive metric monitoring thanks to its power and well‑developed ecosystem. Prometheus is an excellent choice for monitoring metrics in your infrastructure and applications. It is a mature, yet free solution to a common problem. Configuring your Prometheus to collect metrics is key to generating useful insights from your environment. You're going to see how to do this in modules that will cover locating scrape targets, writing Prometheus rules, and troubleshooting issues in metric collection. By the end of this course, you'll know how to configure service discovery for your environment, create new time series and alerts with rules, and fix metric collection issues with promtool and other Linux utilities. This course is part of the learning path, Event Monitoring and Alerting with Prometheus. Before starting, you should be familiar with Prometheus and how it operates. Service discovery examples will happen in a Kubernetes context, but you do not need to know anything about Kubernetes in order to benefit. After this course, you will have all the practical skills required to collect metrics, build alerts from them, and keep the collection process operational. From here, you should move on to expand metric variety with different exporters and create meaningful notifications through Alert Manager. I hope you'll join me to learn about Configuring Prometheus to Collect Metrics here, on Pluralsight.