Reliable Insights

A blog on monitoring, scale and operational Sanity

March 20, 2017

Extracting full labels from Consul tags

Prometheus 1.3.0 contained a small change that makes it possible to extract arbitrary labels from systems like Consul that only normally support one-dimensional tags.

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July 6, 2016

Finding Consul services to monitor with Prometheus

One of the service discovery methods Prometheus supports is Consul. Let's look at how to use it.

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January 20, 2016

Little Things Matter

As part of designing and building Prometheus, hundreds of technical decisions have to be made. Every one of them is important in building a sustainable consistent ecosystem. Today, let's look at one small decision that was made by the Prometheus developers in Consul service discovery.

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September 28, 2015

Healthchecking is Not Transitive

Systems such as Consul perform healthchecking of local services and expose this information to other machines within the cluster. Does this mean that the service will work when you try to talk to it?

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