During last year’s O’Reilly Velocity conference in Amsterdam, Björn Rabenstein & Julius Volz of Prometheus presented on “Service Instrumentation, Monitoring, and Alerting with Prometheus.” Their comprehensive tutorial kicked off with an introduction into the fundamental concepts of Prometheus and the various components of its ecosystem including:

  • core collection server with its time-series database;

  • various exporters to export metrics from third-party systems into the Prometheus ecosystem;

  • alerting component Alertmanager; and

  • Pushgateway for metrics of short-lived jobs and much more.

Find their session slides here.