Let’s discover how to monitor Spring Boot apps using Prometheus on Kubernetes clusters. Prometheus and the app will be deployed to different Kubernetes namespaces. So we’ll also see how using ExternalName Kubernetes service enables Prometheus to get metrics of Spring Boot Java app deployed to a different namespace.
Adding health check to Prometheus
So you pulled the official Prometheus docker image and added Prometheus to your monitoring stack. Next, you tried to add a health check for Prometheus and got stuck? Keep reading to find out how to do it 🙂
Have you ever been frustrated by the fact that Prometheus exporters don’t export the metrics you want? I was. So I wondered how easy it is to create a custom Prometheus exporter in Python. In fact, it’s very easy to build a new Prometheus exporter using Prometheus python client.
Therefore, we’ll develop custom Prometheus exporter in Python and show how to debug it fast. For this purpose, we’ll raise a fully functional Jenkins monitoring stack using docker.