How To Install and Configure Prometheus On a Linux Server

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Prometheus is an open-source monitoring system which is very lightweight and has a good alerting mechanism.

Install and Configure Prometheus

This guide explains how to install and configure the latest Prometheus on a Linux VM.

If you would like to install Prometheus on a Kubernetes cluster, please see the Prometheus on kubernetes guide.

Before You Begin

  1. Ensure that you have sudo access to the Linux server because the commands used in this guide require elevated privileges.
  2. The server has access to the internet for downloading the Prometheus binary.
  3. Most importantly, firewall rules opened for accessing Prometheus port 9090 on the server.

Setup Prometheus Binaries

Step 1: Update the yum package repositories.

sudo yum update -y

Step 2: Go to the official Prometheus downloads page and get the latest download link for the Linux binary.

Step 3: Download the source using curl, untar it, and rename the extracted folder to prometheus-files.

curl -LO url -LO...


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