How to use Prometheus with Grafana?

Integrating Prometheus with the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) enables efficient monitoring and alerting for your systems. By following these steps, you can seamlessly incorporate Prometheus into your ELK setup to effectively monitor and analyze your metrics.

Using Prometheus with Grafana: Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Install Prometheus

  • Download the Prometheus binary for your operating system from the Prometheus website.
  • Extract the downloaded package and navigate to the extracted folder.
  • Edit the prometheus.yml configuration file to define the target services you want to monitor.
  • Start Prometheus using the command ./prometheus --config.file=prometheus.yml.
  • Prometheus will start running on http://localhost:9090 by default.

Step 2: Install Grafana

Step 3: Configure Grafana

  • Start the Grafana server by running the Grafana binary.
  • Access http://localhost:3000 on your browser and log in using the default credentials (admin/admin).
  • Change the admin password when prompted.
  • Add Prometheus as a data source:
  • Go to the Configuration section and click on Data Sources.
  • Click on "Add data source" and select Prometheus.
  • Enter a name for the data source and set the URL to http://localhost:9090.
  • Click on "Save & Test" to test the connection and save the data source configuration.

Step 4: Create Grafana Dashboards

  • Go to the Grafana homepage (http://localhost:3000) and click on the "Create your first dashboard" button.
  • Choose whether you want to create an empty dashboard or import an existing template.
  • Configure the dashboard panels and metrics by selecting the Prometheus data source and specifying the queries you want to display.
  • Customize the visuals, layout, and other settings of your dashboard as per your requirements.

Congratulations! You have successfully set up Prometheus with Grafana. Now you can monitor and visualize your data using the Grafana dashboard connected to Prometheus as a data source.

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