Course Outline


Setting up Prometheus

Overview of Prometheus Features and Architecture

  • Prometheus as a time series database

Use Cases for Prometheus

The Prometheus Data Model

Querying the Database

Service Discovery

Monitoring Core System Components

Setting up Alerts

Creating Dashboards

Advanced Querying

Instrumenting Services

Best Practices

Integrating Prometheus with 3rd Party Software


Summary and Next Steps


  • An understanding of Kubernetes
  • Programming experience (preferably in Go or Python)
  • Experience with Linux command line


  • System administrators
  • Software engineers
  7 Hours


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