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Prometheus Configuration

Redpanda exports Prometheus metrics on <node ip>:9644/metrics. If you have an existing Prometheus instance, you can generate the relevant configuration using

rpk generate prometheus-config

The command will output a YAML object you can add to the scrape_configs list in your Prometheus config file:

- job_name: redpanda-node
  - targets:

If you run the command on a node where redpanda is running, it will use redpanda’s Kafka API to discover the other nodes. Otherwise, you can pass seed-addr to specify a remote redpanda node from which to discover the other ones, or --node-addrs with a comma-separated list of all known cluster node addresses.

Grafana Configuration

You can generate a comprehensive Grafana dashboard with

rpk generate grafana-dashboard --datasource <name> --prometheus-url <url>

--prometheus-url is the address to a redpanda node’s metrics endpoint (<node ip>:9644/metrics, by default).

<name> is the name of the Prometheus datasource configured in your Grafana instance.

Right out of the box, it will generate panels tracking latency for p50, p95 and p99, throughput, and errors segmentated by type.

Simply pipe the commmand’s output to a file and import it in Grafana.

rpk generate grafana-dashboard \
  --datasource prometheus \
  --prometheus-url > redpanda-dashboard.json

Stats Reporting

Redpanda ships with an additional systemd service which executes periodically and reports resource usage and configuration data to Vectorized’s metrics API. It is enabled by default, and the data is anonymous. If you’d like us to be able to identify your cluster’s data, so that we can monitor it and alert you of possible issues, please set the organization (your company’s domain) and cluster_id (usually your team’s or project’s name) configuration fields. For example:

rpk config set organization ''
rpk config set cluster_id 'us-west-2'

To opt out of all metrics reporting, set rpk.enable_usage_stats to false via rpk

rpk config set rpk.enable_usage_stats false