Installing the Prometheus Metrics App


If you want to collect Prometheus data to monitor a Kubernetes environment, consider using the Observe Kubernetes App with Metric Discovery instead of the Prometheus Metrics App.

Install the Prometheus Metrics App using the App section under Workspace Setting.

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Figure 1 - Prometheus Metrics app card

The default configuration settings of the Prometheus Metrics app may be sufficient for your needs, but you should consider overwriting the defaults for the following options:

  • Datastream - Select the datastream that receives your Prometheus data.

  • Name Format - The default value of Prometheus/%s places your Prometheus Metrics resources within the Prometheus folder, but you may want to put them in a different folder.

Data collection

Refer to the Prometheus Data Ingestion guide for instructions about configuring your Prometheus instance to push data to Observe.