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Prometheus Exporter

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The Thinger.io Prometheus Exporter plugin is designed to facilitate the monitoring of your Thinger.io resources. It allows you to expose metrics in Prometheus formats through a dedicated endpoint.

This exporter provides you with the flexibility to define and configure metrics according to your requirements. It supports dynamic value extraction from three available backends:

  • Thinger.io Database
  • Data Buckets (Coming soon)
  • Thinger.io API (Coming soon)

Getting Started

To start out with this plugin, the Default application might be used or a new one created, by selecting New Application... in the dropdown.

To create a metric, click on the +Add button in the right top corner of the metrics table, where a modal form will open.

Here you can find an example for a metric that tracks the total of devices with their status:

  • Name: devices_total
  • Help string: number of devices
  • Labels: status

Script - Type: Gauge - Backend: Thinger.io Database - Source:

const connected = db.collection('devices').countDocuments({ "enabled": true, "connection.active": { "$eq": true }});
const disconnected = db.collection('devices').countDocuments({ "enabled": true, "connection.active": { "$eq": false }});
const disabled = db.collection('devices').countDocuments({ "enabled": false});

const values  = await Promise.all([connected, disconnected, disabled]);
metric.set({ status: 'connected'}, values[0]);
metric.set({ status: 'disconnected'}, values[1]);
metric.set({ status: 'disabled'}, values[2]);

Each metric can be tested out individually, and once validated and saved, the full application endpoint can be queried, through the Endpoint Settings tab, where all needed configuration to create a Prometheus scrape job can be found.

Additional Resources

Given that the plugin is based and developed with Prometheus in mind, you may refer to Prometheus official documentation, and more specifically to the Data Model.

Metrics are configured using the unofficial Prometheus client for Node.js, coded through the gui of the plugin.

Also, the Prometheus Server Plugin is available within Thinger.io.

License

The class is licensed under the MIT License:

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