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Introduction

An Administrator’s Guide to Prometheus Monitoring

Scale your Prometheus monitoring efficiently and effectively.

Prometheus
Chapter 1
How to Query With PromQL

Introduction

Prometheus is a free and open-source monitoring tool popular with Kubernetes administrators due to its simple installation and native integration. Sponsored by SoundCloud, Prometheus became an incubating project of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in 2016, graduating in 2018. Since then, the open-source community has come together to overcome its lack of high availability with Thanos and help it scale with Cortex.

It is easy to install Prometheus in a single Kubernetes cluster, but it is challenging to scale Prometheus in a multi-cluster enterprise environment with high availability requirements. As a committed member of the Prometheus community, OpsRamp has adopted Prometheus Cortex in the core of its platform to offer native compatibility.

OpsRamp helps Prometheus administrators with the enterprise scaling challenge by:

As a sign of commitment to Prometheus technologies, we have created this guide to help the Prometheus user community better appreciate the Prometheus architecture, configuration, scaling, and query language.

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Learn more about the challenges to scale Prometheus in a multi-cluster enterprise environment with high availability requirements, and how to overcome them.