How to deploy Prometheus on Vultr?

by georgiana.senger , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 6 months ago

How to deploy Prometheus on Vultr?

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by coty_beier , 6 months ago


To deploy Prometheus on Vultr, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a Vultr account if you haven't done so already.
  2. Log in to your Vultr account and navigate to the "Servers" section.
  3. Click on the "Deploy New Server" button.
  4. Choose your preferred server location, server type, and server size. It's recommended to select a server with enough resources to handle your Prometheus deployment.
  5. Under the "Server Type" section, select your preferred operating system. Prometheus can run on various operating systems. For example, you can choose Ubuntu 20.04 as your operating system.
  6. Select additional options such as additional storage, backups, SSH keys, etc., based on your requirements.
  7. Choose a hostname for your server, and click on the "Deploy Now" button.
  8. Once your server is deployed, note down the IP address of your server.
  9. SSH into your server using your preferred SSH client. For example, you can open a terminal and use the following command: ssh root@your_server_ip.
  10. Once you have successfully logged in to your server, you can begin installing Prometheus. Start by updating the package list with the following command: sudo apt update.
  11. Install Prometheus using the following command: sudo apt install prometheus.
  12. After the installation is complete, you can start and enable Prometheus to run as a service with the following commands:
  • sudo systemctl start prometheus
  • sudo systemctl enable prometheus
  1. By default, Prometheus runs on port 9090. You can access the Prometheus web interface by navigating to http://your_server_ip:9090 in your web browser.
  2. From here, you can configure Prometheus according to your needs, including adding target endpoints for monitoring, setting up alerting rules, and creating custom dashboards.

Remember to follow best practices for security and consider configuring firewalls or security groups on your Vultr server to limit access to the Prometheus web interface to trusted IP addresses or via a VPN connection.

Note: The steps provided here are general and may require adjustments based on your specific environment and needs. Please refer to the official Prometheus documentation for detailed information.