We provide precompiled binaries for most official Prometheus components. Check out the download section for a list of all available versions.
For building Prometheus components from source, see the
Makefile targets in
the respective repository.
Running Prometheus on Docker is as simple as
docker run -p 9090:9090
prom/prometheus. This starts Prometheus with a sample
configuration and exposes it on port 9090.
The Prometheus image uses a volume to store the actual metrics. For production deployments it is highly recommended to use a named volume to ease managing the data on Prometheus upgrades.
To provide your own configuration, there are several options. Here are two examples.
prometheus.yml from the host by running:
docker run \ -p 9090:9090 \ -v /path/to/prometheus.yml:/etc/prometheus/prometheus.yml \ prom/prometheus
Or bind-mount the directory containing
/etc/prometheus by running:
docker run \ -p 9090:9090 \ -v /path/to/config:/etc/prometheus \ prom/prometheus
Prometheus data is stored in
/prometheus dir inside the container, so the data is cleared every time the container gets restarted. To save your data, you need to set up persistent storage (or bind mounts) for your container.
Run Prometheus container with persistent storage:
# Create persistent volume for your data docker volume create prometheus-data # Start Prometheus container docker run \ -p 9090:9090 \ -v /path/to/prometheus.yml:/etc/prometheus/prometheus.yml \ -v prometheus-data:/prometheus \ prom/prometheus
To avoid managing a file on the host and bind-mount it, the configuration can be baked into the image. This works well if the configuration itself is rather static and the same across all environments.
For this, create a new directory with a Prometheus configuration and a
Dockerfile like this:
FROM prom/prometheus ADD prometheus.yml /etc/prometheus/
Now build and run it:
docker build -t my-prometheus . docker run -p 9090:9090 my-prometheus
A more advanced option is to render the configuration dynamically on start with some tooling or even have a daemon update it periodically.
If you prefer using configuration management systems you might be interested in the following third-party contributions:
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