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Implementing Server Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana on ServerStadium


Effective server monitoring is crucial in maintaining the health and performance of your infrastructure. Using Prometheus for data collection and Grafana for visualization, you can gain valuable insights into your ServerStadium server’s operations. This guide will walk you through the process of setting up Prometheus and Grafana on a ServerStadium server, enabling you to monitor your server’s metrics effectively.

Implementing Server Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana on ServerStadium


Step 1: Set Up Your ServerStadium Environment

  1. Server Selection and Setup: Choose a ServerStadium VM or dedicated server based on your monitoring requirements.
  2. Initial Server Configuration: SSH into your server and update the system:

    sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install and Configure Prometheus

  1. Install Prometheus:Download and extract Prometheus:

    cd /tmp
    tar -xzf prometheus-2.27.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz

    Move it to a suitable directory:

    sudo mv prometheus-2.27.1.linux-amd64 /usr/local/bin/prometheus

  2. Configure Prometheus:Create a Prometheus configuration file:

    sudo nano /usr/local/bin/prometheus/prometheus.yml

    Configure basic settings for your environment.

  3. Start Prometheus:Run Prometheus:

    cd /usr/local/bin/prometheus ./prometheus

Step 3: Install and Configure Grafana

  1. Install Grafana:Add Grafana’s repository and install it:

    sudo apt install -y software-properties-common
    sudo add-apt-repository "deb stable main"
    wget -q -O – | sudo apt-key add –
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install grafana

  2. Start Grafana:Enable and start the Grafana service:

    sudo systemctl enable grafana-server
    sudo systemctl start grafana-server

  3. Access Grafana Dashboard:Access Grafana by navigating to http://your_server_ip:3000. The default login is admin for both the user and password.

Step 4: Integrating Prometheus with Grafana

  1. Add Prometheus as a Data Source in Grafana:In the Grafana dashboard, add Prometheus as a data source under ‘Configuration’ > ‘Data Sources’ > ‘Add data source’.
  2. Configure the Data Source:Set the URL to where Prometheus is running, typically http://localhost:9090.

Step 5: Creating Dashboards in Grafana

  1. Create a New Dashboard:In Grafana, create a new dashboard to visualize the metrics collected by Prometheus.
  2. Add Panels:Add panels to your dashboard and select Prometheus as the data source. Configure queries to display the desired metrics.


You have now successfully set up Prometheus for monitoring and Grafana for visualization on your ServerStadium server. This setup enables you to monitor your server’s performance effectively and make informed decisions based on real-time data.

For additional assistance, explore our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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