Prometheus on ubuntu 16.04

I downloaded prometheus and node_exporter 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?

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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.