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Setting up On-Premise Metrics

Setting up prometheus and grafana

From the Installer's Integrations page, click "Install" under "Prometheus"Monitoring"

For the provided prom.yml, see the following descriptions of the parameters:

  • If you want to write prometheus data to a remote prometheus instance, please define these 4 variables :

    • remote_write_url: The URL of the endpoint to which to push remote writes
    • remote_write_external_labels: The labels to add to your data, to identify the writes from this cluster
    • remote_write_username: The username to use to push the writes
    • remote_write_password: The password to use to push the writes
  • You can configure which prometheus components you want to deploy :

  • deploy_prometheusdeploy_vmsingle, deploy_vmagent and deploy_vmoperator: true to deploy prometheusVictoriaMetrics

  • deploy_node_exporter: requires prometheus deployment. Set to true to gather data about the k8s nodes.

  • deploy_kube_control_plane_monitoring: requires prometheus deployment. Set to true to gather data about the kube controle plane.

  • deploy_kube_state_metrics: requires prometheus deployment. Set to true to gather data about kube metrics.

  • deploy_element_service_monitors: Set to true to create ServiceMonitor resources into the K8S cluster. Set it to true if you want to monitor your element services stack using prometheus.

  • You can choose to deploy grafana on the cluster :

    • deploy_grafana: true
    • grafana_fqdn: The FQDN of the grafana application
    • grafana_data_path: /mnt/data/grafana
    • grafana_data_size: 1G
  • If doing a POC with self-signed certificates:

    • verify_tls : Optional. If doing a POC with self-signed certificates, set this to 0. Defaults to 1.

For the specified grafana_fqdn, you will need to provide a crt/key PEM encoded key pair in ~/.element-enterprise-server/config/legacy/certs prior to running the installer. If our hostname were metrics.airgap.local, the installer will expect to find metrics.airgap.local.crt and metrics.airgap.local.key in the ~/.element-enterprise-server/config/legacy/certs` directory. If you are using Let's Encrypt, you do not need to add these files.

After running the installer, open the FQDN of Grafana. The initial login user is admin and password is the value of adminadmin_password. You'll be required to set a new password, please define one secured and keep it in a safe place. ~