Prometheus – Integrate Prometheus with Grafana to Monitor Linux Server

Welcome to! In this article, we will explore How to integrate Prometheus with Grafana to monitor Linux servers.

In today’s world, system monitoring plays a crucial role in maintaining and managing Linux servers. To simplify this process, this article will guide you on integrating two essential tools, Prometheus and Grafana, to create a powerful and efficient monitoring system.



Let’s assume the following:

  • Prometheus & Grafana with the IP address
  • Node Exporter is installed on a remote host and it is added on the Prometheus server with the IP address

Step by step Integrate Prometheus with Grafana

Step 1 – Add data source with Prometheus on Grafana

Login to the Grafana server using the address http://IP-Server:3000.

On the Dashboard page, click on the Menu, select Connections, and choose Data sources:

On the Data sources page, click on Add data source:

Next, on the Add data source page, select the Prometheus from the list:

Within the scope of this article, we will configure the following two parameters:

  • Name: Enter your name (as you prefer)
  • Prometheus server URL: Enter the address of the Prometheus server, in this case, it is

After completing, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save & Test. If successful, you will receive a result similar to the one below:

Return to the menu, and you will see that Prometheus has been integrated with the Grafana server:

Step 2 – Import a Grafana Dashboard to Monitor server

Next, we will create a dashboard to monitor remote Linux servers that have Node Exporter installed

From the Menu – click on the Dashboards button:

On the Dashboards page – click on the Create Dashboard button:

On the New dashboards page – click on the Import dashboard button:

Next, on the Import dashboard page, click on the link:

A webpage will open – click on Node Exporter Full

On the Node Exporter Full page, click on the Copy ID to clipboard button:

Return to the Import dashboard page, paste the Dashboard ID, and click the Load button

Declare the following parameters:

  • Name: Enter your name (as you prefer)
  • Prometheus: Select the data source created in step 1

and then click the Import button

If successful, you will see results similar to the following:

Step 3 – Create a Dashboard

On the Dashboard screen, click the Save button:

A window will appear; click on the Save button:

From the menu, select Dashboards, and on the right, you can explore the newly created dashboard:

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