Prometheus Alerting and Monitoring

Learn and Build Your First Prometheus Alerting and Monitoring System for Your Infrastructure Today
Prometheus Alerting and Monitoring
File Size :
2.45 GB
Total length :
1h 53m



Sean Bradley


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Prometheus Alerting and Monitoring

What you’ll learn

Install Prometheus and we see it working
Build a bare bones Prometheus server from scratch, in the cloud.
Learn how to set it up as a service so that it is always running in the background
Configure it to be behind a Nginx Reverse Proxy
Configure a domain name and add SSL to ensure transport layer encryption for the user interface
Add Basic Authentication to restrict user access
Install several Node-Exporters, local and external, manage there firewall rules and compare the differences
Learn the basics of querying metrics from simple metrics, instant vectors, range vectors, functions, aggregates and sub queries
Create custom metrics from complicated queries and save them as Recording Rules
Create Alerting Rules and demonstrate Inactive, Pending and Firing states
Setup a SMTP server to send email alerts
Configure Alert Manager to Send Alerts from Prometheus
Install Grafana
Setup the Prometheus Datasource inside Grafana
Setup Prometheus Dashboards for the main Prometheus service and Node exporters

Prometheus Alerting and Monitoring


Basic Linux Experience
All commands entered during the lectures are provided in the corresponding resources
You have the choice of using dedicated hardware, cloud or locally hosted VMs. In this course, I predominantly use an unrestricted fresh install of Ubuntu 18 in the cloud.


We learn the basics of Prometheus so that you can get started as soon as possible, and to follow the exercises, try them out for yourself and you can see it working.In this course we will quickly build a bare bones Prometheus server from scratch, in the cloud and on your own Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.We will keep it simple and set it up on a default, unrestricted, un-customised Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. You will then be able to match what you see in the videos and copy/paste directly from my documentation and see the same result. Once you have the basic experience of seeing Prometheus work, you will be able to problem solve in a more directed manner, and apply your knowledge to other operating systems in the future. At the end of the course, you will have a basic Prometheus setup, which will be in the cloud, behind a reverse proxy, with SSL, a domain name, Basic Authentication, with several custom recording rules, several alerting rules, several node exporters local and external, an alert manager that can send emails via an external SMTP service, a Grafana install, and configured with the Prometheus Data source and several dashboards.


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Install Prometheus

Lecture 2 Pointing A Domain Name

Lecture 3 Reverse Proxy Prometheus with Nginx

Lecture 4 Add SSL to Prometheus Reverse Proxy

Lecture 5 Add Basic Authentication to the Prometheus User Interface

Lecture 6 Scrape Target Basics

Lecture 7 Install an External Node Exporter

Lecture 8 Deleting a Time Series

Lecture 9 PromQL Example Queries

Lecture 10 Recording Rules

Lecture 11 Alerting Rules

Lecture 12 Install the Prometheus Alertmanager

Lecture 13 Configure Alertmanager to Send Email Alerts

Lecture 14 Install Grafana

Lecture 15 Setup the Prometheus Datasource

Lecture 16 Setup Prometheus Dashboards

Lecture 17 Finishing Up and Next Steps

Network and Systems Administrators,Infrastructure Monitoring Specialists,IT Platform Specialists,DevOps Technicians,Enthusiasts wanting a better understanding and better visibility of their IT infrastructure in the home or office,Someone who is curious and wants a better understanding of what Prometheus is and what Prometheus is good at

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 1h 53m | 2.45 GB
Created by: Sean Bradley

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