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Start Prometheus as a Service

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Start Prometheus as a Service


Stop the running Prometheus process that we left running in the previous lecture, and copy the new files to bin folder.

cp -r . /usr/local/bin/prometheus

Create a file called prometheus.service

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/prometheus.service

Add the script and save

Description=Prometheus Service

ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/prometheus/prometheus --config.file=/usr/local/bin/prometheus/prometheus.yml


Now start and check the service is running.

sudo service prometheus start
sudo service prometheus status

We can now leave the new Prometheus service running. If you ever need to stop the new Prometheus service, then type

sudo service prometheus stop
sudo service prometheus status