Prometheus - as good as the movie
Updated October 18, 2022

Prometheus - as good as the movie

Asad Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Prometheus

We use Prometheus as a fault management & performance management tool in our CNF orchestrator. It helps to monitor alarms, plot performance graphs, capture metrics & define new triggers for customized alarms in the setup.
  • Alarm reporting
  • Performance graphs
  • New alarm triggers
  • The UI could be improved for PM graphs especially.
  • Discovery of metrics outside kubernetes is not possible.
  • The alert manager sometimes freeze up. Need a keep up refresh.
  • Alert manager for the alarms
  • Grafana for the observability
  • Quick and easy storage
  • I am not involved in the cost calculation of the softwares & systems.
  • However, I can say that it has a very positive impact because it is available for free as an open source system.
  • It saves licensing fee & can be integrated with external NMS also.
Prometheus is best suited for Kubernetes metrics as compared to Zabbix.

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It is a de-facto monitoring solution for any Kubernetes-based CaaS system. May it be on the public cloud or your private data center. The inbuilt metrics discovery for all K8s counters & alerts is great & the alerts can be pushed via SNMP to an NMS also. The PM files have to be fetched by an NMS which are generated in XML format.