(EN) Rollout all your Prometheus exporters with Puppet!

Everybody loves Prometheus. Many exporters are available to gather specific data. You can download the binaries from GitHub, start them and they will expose data via plain HTTP, without any firewalling or authentication. That would just complicate the whole setup! This is how the usual installation guide looks. It works, but it doesn’t cover all the important parts a systems engineer loves.

– What about authentication?
– What about firewalling?
– How can we make the Prometheus server aware of the exporters?
– How do we integrate custom applications that also provide prometheus compatible metrics?

A secure and automated rollout of exporters isn’t easy. Also an authenticated connection from the prometheus server to the exporters requires some preparation. This talk will cover a proper concept and all details to rollout multiple exporters to many systems, completely automated with Puppet.


Nov 05 2019


10:30 - 11:30




  • Tim Meusel
    Tim Meusel
    GoDaddy EMEA

    Tim (bastelfreak) Meusel works as a DevOps Engineer for GoDaddy EMEA in Cologne, Germany where he develops and maintains a big public cloud platform. Tim is the driving force behind various open source solutions at work. He founded the VirtAPI-Stack and is a very active Vox Pupuli Maintainer and Project Management Committee member. Tim has been doing work in the DevOps area since 2009 and is persuing Puppet solutions since 2012. Recently he was reelected to serve on the Vox Pupuli Project Management Committee. He enjoys good BBQ and ice hockey.

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