How to launch Prometheus on Linode?

by viola_gleichner , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 5 months ago

How to launch Prometheus on Linode?

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by samara , 5 months ago

@viola_gleichner 

To launch Prometheus on Linode, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a Linode instance: Log in to your Linode account and create a new instance. Choose a suitable Linode plan and region.
  2. Connect to your Linode instance: Once the instance is created, connect to it using an SSH client. You can use tools like PuTTY (Windows) or the built-in terminal (Mac/Linux).
  3. Update the system: Run the following commands to update the packages and dependencies on your Linode instance:
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sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade


  1. Install Prometheus: Execute the following commands to install Prometheus on your Linode:
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sudo apt install wget
wget https://github.com/prometheus/prometheus/releases/download/v2.35.1/prometheus-2.35.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz
tar -xf prometheus-2.35.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz


  1. Launch Prometheus: Go to the extracted Prometheus directory and start the Prometheus server using the following command:
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cd prometheus-2.35.1.linux-amd64/
./prometheus


  1. Access Prometheus Web UI: Prometheus should now be running on your Linode instance. Open a web browser and navigate to http://your-linode-ip:9090 to access the Prometheus Web UI.


Note: Make sure to replace your-linode-ip with the actual IP address or hostname of your Linode instance.


Congratulations! You have successfully launched Prometheus on your Linode instance. Remember to configure Prometheus to scrape metrics from your desired targets and set up appropriate monitoring rules and alerts as per your requirements.