Prometheus is a free and open source software ecosystem that allows us to collect metrics from our applications and stores them in a database, especially a time-series based DB. It is a very powerful monitoring system suitable for dynamic environments. Prometheus is written in Go and use query language for data processing. Prometheus provides metrics of CPU, memory, disk usage, I/O, network statistics, MySQL server and Nginx.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Prometheus on Ubuntu 18.04 server.


  • A server running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
  • A non-root user with sudo privileges.

Install Prometheus

By default, Prometheus is not available in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) default repository. So you will need to add the repository for that.

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