Exporting to prometheus via prometheus remote write


I want to export metrics to a prometheus server, but I can’t use the pull system prometheus uses by default. So I thought I could use prometheus remote write to push metrics to the prometheus server. Is this possible?

Relevant docs you followed/actions you took to solve the issue

This is how I have it set up:

prometheus server on IP_SERVER:9090
netdata on IP_CLIENT

My netdata exporting.conf file looks like this:

enabled = yes
destination = IP_SERVER:9090
remote write URL path = /write
data source = average
prefix = netdata

Environment/Browser/Agent’s version etc


What I expected to happen

I expected to be able to see the netdata metrics in my prometheus server in IP_SERVER:9090, but it’s empty :frowning:

Thank you in advance for your time.

I think you need to enable Remote Write Receiver.

Storage overview:

The built-in remote write receiver can be enabled by setting the --web.enable-remote-write-receiver command line flag. When enabled, the remote write receiver endpoint is /api/v1/write .

Thank you for your reply.

I tried that as you suggested, but I’m getting a blank web page that says "“Method Not Allowed”.

I dont’t know if this will give you any clue, but if I send a POST request via terminal I get:

~$ curl -X POST localhost:9090/api/v1/write

snappy: corrupt input

It looks like a valid message because the remote write protocol is a binary one. You can’t make requests/get responses as plain text.

You can test your Netdata exporting configuration using a write adapter example.

git clone https://github.com/prometheus/prometheus.git
cd documentation/examples/remote_storage/example_write_adapter
go build

and configure your remote write exporting connector to send data to http://localhost:1234/receive

Unfortunately, I can’t help you with the configuration of the Remote Write Receiver feature on a Prometheus server - I’m not a specialist in Prometheus :slight_smile:


OK I can actually see the metrics are being sent.
I will ask for help in the prometheus forums.

Thank you very much!