To launch Prometheus on cloud hosting, you can follow these steps:
- Choose a cloud hosting provider: Select a cloud provider of your choice such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or Microsoft Azure.
- Set up a virtual machine (VM): Create a VM instance on your chosen cloud hosting provider. Make sure to select an appropriate instance type with sufficient resources for your expected usage.
- Configure firewall rules: Set up firewall rules on your cloud hosting provider to allow incoming traffic to the VM on the necessary ports. Prometheus typically uses port 9090 for its web interface.
- Install Prometheus: Connect to your VM via SSH or any other method provided by your cloud hosting provider. Install Prometheus on the VM by following the installation instructions specific to your operating system.
- Configure Prometheus: Modify the Prometheus configuration file (prometheus.yml) to specify the targets you want to monitor. This can include applications, servers, or other services.
- Start Prometheus: Start the Prometheus server by running the appropriate command or service on your VM. This will start scraping the configured targets and collecting metrics.
- Access the Prometheus web interface: Open your web browser and navigate to the public IP address or domain name of your VM, followed by the port number (e.g., http://
- Optionally, secure access to Prometheus: If required, enable SSL/TLS on your VM or set up authentication mechanisms to secure access to the Prometheus web interface.
- Monitor and analyze metrics: Use the Prometheus web interface to explore and visualize the collected metrics. Create custom queries, alerts, and dashboards to efficiently monitor and analyze your system.
Note: The exact steps may vary depending on the cloud hosting provider and the operating system you are using. It's recommended to consult the official documentation or guides specific to your chosen cloud provider.