A blog on monitoring, scale and operational Sanity
February 10, 2020
We've previously looked at scraping services from consul and ssh checks. How can we combine those?
July 9, 2018
The Blackbox exporter can perform ICMP probes. Let's see how.
December 11, 2017
Have you ever wondered why the buckets in histograms are not just counters of events that fall into each bucket?
August 21, 2017
When relabelling is suggested for selecting targets with service discovery there's sometimes a misunderstanding that relabelling can only change labels. That's not the case.
July 17, 2017
Prometheus is architected for reliability of alerting, how do you set it up?
June 5, 2017
When metrics come from another system they often don't have labels. metric_relabel_configs offers one way around that.
May 29, 2017
You may have noticed that most PromQL functions and operators remove the metric name in their result. Let's look at why.
April 3, 2017
We've looked at the full Life of a Label. Let's focus on one of the most common confusions around relabelling.
March 20, 2017
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.
December 19, 2016
The blackbox_exporter allows for a variety of network checks to be performed, with many common modules available out of the box.
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