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Scott Roth · Aug 25, 2022

SAM - Adding node_exporter

Note sure if anyone would know this.... But I presented my team with a Proof of Concept of running SAM to monitor our IRIS Development and Test Clusters.  In talking with them we would like additional OS metrics that aren't provided by what is built into SAM. Looking at more OS detail I found node_exporter from Promethus. I added node_exporter to our server that we want to monitor, but then tried to config isc_prometheus.yml to use node_exporter. That did not go well and when I restarted SAM, it would not download the built in metrics to SAM. Is it possible to use SAM and node_exporter to monitor the same instance?

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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SAM was built as a "gateway" to proper custom Prometheus/Grafana setup for cases when you only need to monitor IRIS. If you are building more complex solution, with non-InterSystems sources, I would recommend to set up Prometheus separately from SAM and just add SAM monitoring endpoints there.

Yeah I figured that out. I am just not sure how to incorporate the data just yet.

To add OS metrics, you would need to look (google it), just Grafana + Prometheus, and particular OS

For instance, looking for Linux plugins in Grafana, offers a lot of variants