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Getting started with Prometheus

Manage your metrics with Infrastructure Monitoring, powered by Prometheus.

With our open-source platform, you get enterprise-level user management with role-based access control (RBAC) for Prometheus as a managed service, and you have the option to correlate your metrics with logs and traces, using Log Management and Distributed Tracing capabilities.

Leverage Prometheus with

If you're already using Prometheus to pull metrics from your services, you can leverage your current implementation to forward metrics to for fast time-to-value: We store your metrics in our managed service, which cuts most of your metrics retention burden. And if you have multiple Prometheus instances, we take on the maintenance tasks to ensure there's enough storage space, as well as upgrading, securing, and in some cases, sharding Prometheus.

You can continue using Prometheus Alert Manager: You'll simply store the metrics on your own servers based on your alerts needs, so your Alert Managers can access the data.

All it takes to ship your metrics data to is to use Remote Write on each Prometheus server, with configured as the endpoint: By adding a few lines of code, Remote Write ensures that your metrics are written to

Your data is formatted as JSON documents by the listener. For the trial program, your incoming raw data has a 30-day retention period.

Once your metrics are flowing, import your existing Prometheus and Grafana dashboards to Infrastructure Monitoring as JSON files.

For the record, notification endpoints and dashboard annotations are not imported: You'll need to recreate them in See Notification endpoints and Annotations for more information.

  1. Configure Remote Write.
  2. Import dashboards.
  3. Configure notification endpoints.
  4. Recreate your dashboard annotations.
  5. Explore your Prometheus metrics.