We begin to learn Prometheus, and we see it working
Build a bare bones Prometheus server from scratch, in the cloud and on your own Ubuntu 18
Learn how to set it up as a service so that it is always running in the background
Configure it to be behind a Nginx Reverse Proxy
Configure a domain name and add SSL to ensure transport layer encryption for the user interface
Add Basic Authentication to restrict user access
Install several Node-Exporters, local and external, manage there firewall rules and compare the differences
Learn the basics of querying metrics from simple metrics, instant vectors, range vectors, functions, aggregates and sub queries
Create custom metrics from complicated queries and save them as Recording Rules
Create Alerting Rules and demonstrate Inactive, Pending and Firing states
Basic Linux Experience
All commands entered during the lectures are provided in the corresponding resources
You have the choice of using dedicated hardware, cloud or locally hosted VMs. In this course, I predominantly use an unrestricted fresh install of Ubuntu 18 in the cloud.
We learn the basics of Prometheus so that you can get started as soon as possible, and to follow the exercises, try them out for yourself and you can see it working.
In this course we will quickly build a bare bones Prometheus server from scratch, in the cloud and on your own Ubuntu 18.
We will keep it simple and set it up on a default, unrestricted, un-customised Ubuntu 18 server. You will then be able to match what you see in the videos and copy/paste directly from my documentation and see the same result. Once you have the basic experience of seeing Prometheus work, you will be able to problem solve in a more directed manner, and apply your knowledge to other operating systems in the future.
At the end of the course, you will have a basic Prometheus setup, which will be in the cloud, behind a reverse proxy, with SSL, a domain name, Basic Authentication, with several custom recording rules, several alerting rules, several node exporters local and external, with alert manager using a send only SMTP server.
Over time, as students request, there will be bonus lectures added, after the main part of the course, showing the more popular specific use cases of Prometheus.
Who this course is for:
Network and Systems Administrators
Infrastructure Monitoring Specialists
IT Platform Specialists
Enthusiasts wanting a better understanding and better visibility of their IT infrastructure in the home or office
Someone who is curious and wants a better understanding of what Prometheus is and what Prometheus is good at
1 section • 15 lectures • 1h 14m total length
Introduction15 lectures • 1hr 15min
Start Prometheus as a Service
Reverse Proxy Prometheus with Nginx
Add SSL to Prometheus Reverse Proxy
Add Basic Authentication to the Prometheus User Interface
Prometheus User Inteface Introduction
Install Prometheus Node Exporter and Start as a Service
Install an External Node Exporter
Install the Prometheus Alert Manager
Install a Send Only SMTP Server for the Prometheus Alert Manager
Configure Alert Manager and Promethues to Send Email Alerts
For over 20 years I have been an IT engineer building and managing real time, low latency, high availability, asynchronous, multi threaded, remotely managed, fully automated, monitored solutions in the education, aeronautical, banking, drone, gaming and telecommunications industries.
I have also created and written hundreds of Open Source GitHub Repositories, Medium Articles and YouTube video tutorials.