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January 7, 2019
The 2.6.0 release of Prometheus includes WAL loading optimisations to make startup faster.
December 31, 2018
The labels of an alert are its identity, so you have to be a little careful what you put in there.
December 24, 2018
Prometheus 2.6.0 is now out, following on from 2.5.0 last month with many fixes and improvements.
December 17, 2018
Prometheus has gained a number of features to limit the impact of expensive PromQL queries.
December 10, 2018
The Python client can be used to check if a given metrics output is valid OpenMetrics format.
December 3, 2018
It's nice to check that your configuration is valid before pushing to production.
November 19, 2018
As of 2.5.0, promtool has a feature to allow you to test your recording rules.
November 12, 2018
Prometheus 2.5.0 is now out, following on from 2.4.0 back in September with many fixes and improvements.
November 5, 2018
Among the Blackbox exporter's probe types is DNS.
October 29, 2018
While each application is different, a rough idea of how many metric there should be would be useful.
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