Scott Roth · Aug 19, 2022

Grafana/Promethus Questions

I am starting to look at add-ons/enhancements that can be made to our environment as we move from 2018.1.3 to IRIS 2022.1. During one of our internal meetings it was mentioned that it would be helpful to gather and keep track of metrics as we move to IRIS 2022.1. I am looking to at trying to capture Message Count, Database size, global sizes, etc... Through Global Summit, and Open exchange, I know there is SAM, Grafana, and Promethus. I am struggling with getting SAM working on a Red Hat Environment using podman and not docker, but that is another story. Does SAM, Grafana, and or Promethus have to be installed on the same server that is running IRIS?

Product version: IRIS 2022.1
$ZV: IRIS for UNIX (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86-64) 2022.1 (Build 209U) Tue May 31 2022 12:13:24 EDT
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@Scott Roth 
SAM or Prometheus alone can be installed on a separate server. They just need network access to the IRIS servers that you want to collect metrics from.

When you install SAM, it is usually installed with a container. (we use docker, so I don't have experience with podman).  

We have this on a seperate machine (Linux) when our IRIS servers are Windows, but I don't see any limitation (except memory & CPU = performance) to run a container with SAM on the same IRIS machine.

 Grafana, and Promethus are part of the "bundle" (container) for SAM do you do not need to install them separately.