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Configuring Prometheus 2 to Collect Metrics

by Chris Green

Correctly configuring Prometheus to collect metrics is key to getting the most from your monitoring. This course will teach you how to configure and debug metric collection in Prometheus.

What you'll learn

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

Chris is a Security Engineer, who has been variously employed as a DevOps Engineer, Developer, Data Engineer and Infrastructure Analyst. He has extensively studied Cyber Security and holds an MSc in Computing from Cardiff University in the UK. Chris believes the best way to learn is to teach, which is why you find him here on Pluralsight.

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