Let’s start by outlining the general steps for setting up a monitoring system using Prometheus, Grafana, and WMI Exporter on Windows Server. Keep in mind that technologies and versions may change over time, so it’s important to refer to the most up-to-date documentation and resources.
Determine which version of Windows Server you will use.
Download the latest versions of Prometheus and Grafana.
Create a directory, e.g., ‘C:\Monitoring\prometheus’, and extract the downloaded .zip file here.
Create a configuration file named ‘prometheus.yml’.
In ‘prometheus.yml’, define your targets (your Windows Servers) and the metrics you want to monitor. Here, we’re defining ‘localhost:9182’ to collect metrics from our existing server. We’ll install the WMI Exporter in later steps.
Example ‘prometheus.yml’ configuration:
# Global configglobal:scrape_interval:15sevaluation_interval:15sscrape_configs:-job_name:"prometheus"static_configs:-targets: ["localhost:9090"]
Start Prometheus by running the following command in the relevant directory: