Prometheus Node Exporter Introduction and Install as a Service

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Download Prometheus Node Exporter Binary

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wget https://github.com/prometheus/node_exporter/releases/download/v0.18.1/node_exporter-0.18.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz
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tar xzf node_exporter-0.18.1.linux-amd64.tar.gz
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cp node_exporter-0.18.1.linux-amd64/node_exporter /usr/local/bin/

Configure Prometheus Node Exporter as a Service

Now we will configure Prometheus Node Exporter as a Service so that we can keep it running in the background.

Create a file called node-exporter.service

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sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/node-exporter.service

Add the script and save

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[Unit]
Description=Prometheus Node Exporter Service
After=network.target

[Service]
Type=simple
ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/node_exporter

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Now start and check the service is running.

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systemctl daemon-reload
sudo service node-exporter start
sudo service node-exporter status

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