Prometheus developer sandbox

Developer sandbox components

This developer sandbox uses Prometheus, and Grafana for metric dashboards including example Grafana dashboards for many of the Cinnamon metrics. The following sections contain information about how to configure, run, and explore the sandbox.

Download Prometheus developer sandbox

First download Prometheus developer sandbox and unzip the developer sandbox scripts. You can do this in a terminal with:

curl -O

The unzipped directory contains a Docker Compose file, to download and run the Docker containers for the developer sandbox, and a Grafana plugin with dashboards for Cinnamon metrics.

Run your application with Prometheus

Add the Cinnamon dependencies to your application:

libraryDependencies ++= Seq(
implementation group: 'com.lightbend.cinnamon', name: 'cinnamon-prometheus', version: '2.16.2'
implementation group: 'com.lightbend.cinnamon', name: 'cinnamon-prometheus-httpserver', version: '2.16.2'

Run your application, configured with a Prometheus HTTP exporter.

cinnamon.prometheus {
  exporters += http-server

Prometheus is configured to scrape from the default HTTP exporter port. You can modify the Prometheus configuration in prometheus/prometheus.yml if needed.

Start Prometheus developer sandbox

To run the Prometheus Docker developer sandbox, first change into the unzipped directory at a terminal:

cd cinnamon-prometheus-docker-sandbox-2.16.2

Docker for Mac or Windows

If you’re using Docker for Mac or Docker for Windows, make sure that [Docker] is running and then start the developer sandbox using [Docker Compose]:

docker-compose up

Docker for Linux

Docker for Linux does not yet have the same cross-platform DNS name for accessing the host machine as Docker for Mac or Windows (see Docker for Linux issue). The developer sandbox includes a separate Docker Compose file for Linux. Make sure that [Docker] is running and then start the developer sandbox using [Docker Compose] and specifying the file to use:

docker-compose -f linux/docker-compose.yml up

Explore in Grafana

The developer sandbox version of Grafana is available at http://localhost:3000.

First log in to Grafana. The default user/password is admin/admin:

Grafana login

Then enable the Cinnamon Prometheus App, which is automatically installed. There’s a link on the Grafana homepage:

Grafana home

Enable the plugin using the default Prometheus location:

Grafana plugin

You can then view the dashboards, which will begin displaying data from your application:

Grafana dashboard

Explore in Prometheus

The Prometheus server is available at http://localhost:9090.

The Prometheus expression browser can be used to explore the recorded metrics directly:

Prometheus data