December 4, 2017
Usually alert thresholds are hardcoded in the alert. In more sophisticated setups, it would be useful for it to be parameterised based on another time series.
read more Using time series as alert thresholds 12.04.2017
November 27, 2017
While eager consumers flock to retailers both online and in-store for big savings during the infamous day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday, one must wonder the cost incurred by companies accommodating both the crowds swarming their store floors and the increase in traffic from online shoppers.
In this blogpost we used
Prometheus and the Blackbox exporter to observe the increase in latency experienced by some of the top online retailers in the US and UK. read more Black(box) Friday 11.27.2017
November 20, 2017
Prometheus 2.1 added an API endpoint to take snapshots, let’s see how to use it.
read more Taking snapshots of Prometheus data 11.20.2017
November 13, 2017
Every now and then someone asks what metric type a increasing timestamp should be. Let’s take a look.
read more Are increasing timestamps Counters or Gauges? 11.13.2017
November 8, 2017
2.0.0 is now out, following on from 1.8.0 last month. This brings significant improvements. read more New Features in Prometheus 2.0.0 11.08.2017
November 6, 2017
Prometheus 2.x has a different data format from 1.x, so how do you access your old data from 2.x?
read more Accessing data from Prometheus 1.x in Prometheus 2.0 11.06.2017
October 30, 2017
At what point should you consider an alert resolved?
read more Running into burning buildings because the fire alarm stopped 10.30.2017
October 23, 2017
With the upcoming release of Prometheus 2.0 comes a new format for writing recording and alerting rules.
read more Converting Rules to the Prometheus 2.0 Format 10.23.2017
October 16, 2017
Switching to Prometheus for monitoring but still have older Nagios checks you’re not quite ready to let go of just yet? Now you can monitor and alert on Nagios checks with the nrpe_exporter!
read more Nagios NRPE Prometheus Exporter 10.16.2017
October 9, 2017
1.7.0 back in June, Prometheus 1.8.0 is now out. Let’s look at what has changed. read more New Features in Prometheus 1.8.0 10.09.2017