Integrate Prometheus Metrics

Starting with version 0.70.0, the Sysdig Monitor Agent provides rich support for automatically collecting metrics from Prometheus exporters. Note that these exporters include "libraries and servers which help in exporting existing metrics from third-party systems as Prometheus metrics." The Prometheus product itself does not necessarily have to be installed for Prometheus metrics to be collected.

This article describes default behaviors and how to further configure the feature to specify which processes and ports should be targeted for scraping. See our blog post for additional context on the Prometheus metric format and how such metrics are typically used.


The Sysdig Monitor Agent also had rudimentary Prometheus support in versions older than 0.70.0. If you were using this functionality, see the section below on the Legacy Prometheus Application Check for important upgrade information.

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