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Quick guide to setup the Grafana and Prometheus dashboard

Install node-exporter on each target nodes

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$ docker run --restart=always --name nd-export -d -p 9100:9100 -v /proc:/host/proc -v /sys:/host/sys -v /:/rootfs:ro,rslave --net=host quay.io/prometheus/node-exporter
$ docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                              COMMAND                CREATED          STATUS          PORTS     NAMES
d8c7fc8a4e40   quay.io/prometheus/node-exporter   "/bin/node_exporter"   32 minutes ago   Up 32 minutes             nd-export

Deploy Prometheus on a VM

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$ vim /etc/prometheus/prometheus.yml
global:
scrape_configs:
  - job_name: 'node'
    scrape_interval: 10s
    static_configs:
     - targets: ['localhost:9100','host1-ip:9100','host2-ip:9100','host3-ip:9100','host4-ip:9100']

$ docker run --restart=always --name prometheus -d -p 9090:9090 -v /etc/prometheus:/etc/prometheus prom/prometheus:v1.8.2

$ docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                              COMMAND                  CREATED          STATUS          PORTS                                       NAMES
3700700b61c9   prom/prometheus:v1.8.2         "/bin/prometheus -co…"   57 minutes ago   Up 22 minutes   0.0.0.0:9090->9090/tcp, :::9090->9090/tcp   prometheus

Verify the Prometheus by accessing http://vm-ip:9090/targets. You should be able to see the target nodes from the web UI.

Deploy Grafana on a VM

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$ docker run --restart=always --name grafana -d -p 3000:3000 grafana/grafana

$ docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                              COMMAND                  CREATED          STATUS          PORTS                                       NAMES
da48a274ecc0   quay.io/prometheus/node-exporter   "/bin/node_exporter"     27 minutes ago   Up 27 minutes                                               nd-export
814511410bff   grafana/grafana                    "/run.sh"                57 minutes ago   Up 57 minutes   0.0.0.0:3000->3000/tcp, :::3000->3000/tcp   grafana
3700700b61c9   prom/prometheus:v1.8.2             "/bin/prometheus -co…"   57 minutes ago   Up 22 minutes   0.0.0.0:9090->9090/tcp, :::9090->9090/tcp   prometheus

Configure the Promethous data source in Grafana

Login to the Grafana web UI by accessing http://vm-ip:3000/. The default username and password is admin/admin.

On the left corner, click “Add sources”.

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Then add “Prometheus” as data source and fill in the prometheus data source name and the URL. Click Save & test. The data source name will be used when you create the Grafana dashboard later.

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Create the Grafana dashboard

The Grafana dashboard can be created by importing an json template and binding to the previous prometheus data source.

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