Prometheus is a free and open source software ecosystem that allows us to collect metrics from our applications and stores them in a database, especially a time-series based DB. It is a very powerful monitoring system suitable for dynamic environments. Prometheus is written in Go and use query language for data processing. Prometheus provides metrics of CPU, memory, disk usage, I/O, network statistics, MySQL server and Nginx.
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Prometheus on Ubuntu 18.04 server.
- A server running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
- A non-root user with sudo privileges.
By default, Prometheus is not available in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) default repository. So you will need to add the repository for that.
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