How To Install Prometheus on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Prometheus on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Prometheus on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Prometheus is an excellent open-source monitoring system which allows us to collect metrics from our applications and stores them in a database, especially a time-series based DB. The biggest advantage of Prometheus is the query language it provides for data processing.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Prometheus open-source monitoring on an Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus server.

Install Prometheus on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Nginx web server.

The first thing we must do is install NGINX on the system:

Step 3. Installing Prometheus.

Prometheus has a Debian Package. To do this, import the package key into our machine:

Next, we’re ready to install all required packages in your system:

Once installed, you can confirm that the app is running by using this command:

Step 4. Accessing Prometheus.

Prometheus will be available on HTTP port 9090 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip:9090 and complete the required the steps to finish the installation.

Install Prometheus on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Prometheus. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Prometheus open-source monitoring on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Prometheus website.

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