Highly available Prometheus setup with long term storage capabilities. A CNCF Incubating project. (by thanos-io)

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  • Monitoring many cluster k8s
    6 projects | | 21 Mar 2023
    You can aggregate all your clusters Prometheus metrics together with a wonderful tool called Thanos. This will allow you to use just a single Grafana instance against Thanos and using a label select which cluster you wish to see metrics from. The downside of this, is that none of the Grafana dashboards from the internet will work as-is. You'll need to customize all of them for Thanos support. The other downside is, you have a single point of failure, and (see next item) you can't customize who can access what in regards to your dev vs production data/metrics/access.
  • Best unicorn monitoring system?
    3 projects | | 17 Mar 2023
    Depending on how you want to set things up, you can use Thanos or Mimir to create the single-pane-of-glass view of your data.
  • Top CNCF Projects to look out for in 2023
    5 projects | | 23 Jan 2023
    Thanos belongs in Observability and Analysis / Monitoring as it is based on Prometheus, a monitoring CNCF project. It makes it easier to scale Prometheus horizontally and obtain a global view of data from several Prometheus servers. Thanos promises high availability and virtually unlimited historical data storage. This year, it got in the top 5 CNCF projects with the most contributors.
  • What opensource tools have changed your company culture?
    4 projects | | 10 Dec 2022
    This is a reasonably small setup, but having multiple deployment zones means you will need Prometheus plus a centralizing overlay. For example Thanos or Mimir.
  • Monitoring Microservices with Prometheus and Grafana
    9 projects | | 9 Dec 2022
    If you get serious about Prometheus, eventually you will want longer data retention, checkout

    Also sometimes you'll have some sort of a batch job, or a cron that can't be scrapped the regular way, checkout Prometheus Pushgateway

    9 projects | | 9 Dec 2022
    I really don't get why "scrape the prometheus endpoint" is a go-to now, push model seems to be way less PITA to manage at scale.

    > If you get serious about Prometheus, eventually you will want longer data retention, checkout

    Any idea how it compares with ?

    We're slowly looking for a replacement for InfluxDB (as 1.8 is essentially on life support), the low disk footprint is pretty big advantage here.

  • What do you guys use for outage monitoring / incident reporting?
    5 projects | | 20 Nov 2022
    If you don't have the budget or have a decent size team, go with Prometheus and Grafana. Be mindful to do the research, the storage for Prometheus needs to be well designed for scalability. We wanted at some point to implement this Thanos but we didn't have the bandwidth to do so.
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    5 projects | | 13 Nov 2022
  • Lenpaste - open source analogue of
    6 projects | | 12 Aug 2022
    I think for the purpose of this application the speed is negligible, but you could even scale s3 which is a common pattern to match the performance of storing files in a database. I would be very curious to see the speeds of a database vs. object storage. There's a reason applications like Mimir and Thanos use s3 for storing 10s of millions of Prometheus metrics at scale.
  • Building a distributed lab with an observability stack
    3 projects | | 7 Aug 2022
    For a homelab I think prometheus + grafana is easy to get started and scales well. There are lots of ways to set up the architecture. Prometheus can write to a directory on a filesystem, it can be set to write to a remote server, and there are other projects to integrate object storage (s3, minio, etc) or influxdb for long term storage and downsampling.
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