Prometheus on ubuntu 16.04

February 28, 2017 4.1k views
Monitoring Ubuntu 16.04

I downloaded prometheus and nodeexporter from the prometheus website. Simply download and extract the files.
On my server i opened up the ports: 9090 and 9100. After that i run both the prometheus and the node
Exporter service. So they are listening on the ports, I checked this with "ss -tlnp"
If i try to connect to these ports with the webbrowser, i get a connection timed-out error.

If I try this with vagrant and VM's then prometheus works. But i want to make it work on my digital ocean server.

Anybody who might know the problem?

1 Answer


You may want to take a look at the step-by-step guide provided by DigitalOcean at the URL below.

Although it was written for 14.04, it should work on 16.04 as well.

Prometheus is an open source monitoring system which stores all its data in a time series database and offers a multi-dimensional data-model and a powerful query language. The Prometheus project also includes PromDash (a browser-based tool that can be used to develop custom dashboards) and an experimental AlertManager capable of sending alerts via e-mail. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install, configure, and use the Prometheus Server, Node Exporter, and PromDash.
  • Already tried that guide. I can install prometheus or node exporter or grafana and run it.
    Sudo ss -tlnp says the service listening on port 9090, 9100 and 3000. I adjust my firewall with "ufw allow 9090" But if i try to connect with browser i get connection timed out.

    I am able to see the prometheus page using the links command.

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