Set Up the Environment

Prometheus metrics are collected with annotations. This page describes how to set up your environment to collect Prometheus metrics if you are not using Kubernetes Service Discovery.

If you are already leveraging Kubernetes Service Discovery, specifically the approach given in prometheus-kubernetes.yml, you might already have annotations attached to the pods that mark them as eligible for scraping. Such environments can quickly begin scraping the same metrics by using the Sysdig agent in a single step.

If you are not using Kubernetes Service Discovery, follow the instructions given below:

Add Annotations

Ensure that the Kubernetes pods that contain your Prometheus exporters have been deployed with the following annotations to enable scraping, substituting the listening exporter-TCP-port:

      annotations: "true" "exporter-TCP-port"

The configuration above assumes your exporters use the typical endpoint called /metrics. If your exporter is using a different endpoint, specify by adding the following additional annotation, substituting the exporter-endpoint-name: "/exporter-endpoint-name"

Test the Environment

Use the Sample Exporter to test your environment. You will quickly see auto-discovered Prometheus metrics being displayed on Sysdig Monitor. You can use this working example as a basis to similarly annotate your own exporters.