Prerequisites for Prometheus configuration

Learn the prerequisites before you configure Prometheus for Streams Messaging Manager (SMM).

  • You must download Prometheus and install Prometheus and Prometheus node exporters for each Kafka broker. SMM requires system-level metrics for each Kafka broker and therefore, Prometheus node exporter must be configured for each Kafka broker. Cloudera only supports Linux node exporters.
  • Cloudera recommends using a dedicated Prometheus instance for SMM because other services querying Prometheus could use the capacity causing SMM query to timeout.