Setting up Prometheus
These settings are optional.
If you don’t need the Prometheus feature, just disable it and leave the default values in the config as they are.
Do note though that Butler expects the configuration properties below to exist in the config file, but will ignore their values if the related features are disabled.
Prometheus is the de-facto standard, open source tool for achieving observability of both small, large and huge IT systems.
At its heart Prometheus contains a time-series databas optimized for storing various kinds of measurements. It has strong support for doing dimensional queries, great integrations with incident managament tools and more.
Looking at the visualisation side of things, Prometheus is Grafana’s preferred source for time-series data. Put differently, Prometheus has some query features that InfluxDB lack, thus making some Grafana diagrams easier to create using Prometheus vs InfluxDB. The difference is minor though.
Settings in main config file
Butler-SOS: ... ... # Prometheus config # If enabled, select Butler SOS metrics will be exposed on a Prometheus compatible URL from where they can be scraped. prometheus: enable: false # Default false host: <IP or FQDN where Butler SOS is running> # On what IP/FQDN should the Prometheus metrics be exposed? Default 0.0.0.0, i.e. all available IPs port: 9842 ... ...
Was this page helpful?
Glad to hear it! Please tell us how we can improve.
Sorry to hear that. Please tell us how Butler SOS can be improved.