Just over 2 years ago, I started packaging Prometheus for Debian. It was a daunting task, mainly because the Golang ecosystem is so young, almost none of its dependencies were packaged, and upstream practices are very different from Debian's.
Today I want to announce that this is complete.
The main part of the Prometheus stack is available in Debian testing, which very soon will become the Stretch release:
1.5.2+ds-2- Monitoring system and time series database
0.5.1+ds-7- Handle and deliver alerts created by Prometheus
0.13.0+ds-1- Prometheus exporter for machine metrics
0.3.1+ds-1- Prometheus exporter for ephemereal jobs
These are available for a bunch of architectures (sadly, not all of them), and are the most important building blocks to deploy Prometheus in your network.
I have also finished preparing backports for all the required dependencies, and jessie-backports has a complete Prometheus stack too!
Adding to these, the archive already has the client libraries for Go, Perl, Python, and Django; and a bunch of other exporters. Except for the Postgres exporter, most of these are going to be in the Stretch release, and I plan to prepare backports for Jessie too:
- mtail - Extract monitoring data from logs for collection in a timeseries database
- prometheus-blackbox-exporter - Blackbox prober for Prometheus
- prometheus-mailexporter - exports prometheus-style metrics about mail server functionality
- prometheus-mongodb-exporter - Prometheus exporter for MongoDB
- prometheus-mysqld-exporter - Prometheus exporter for MySQL server.
- prometheus-pgbouncer-exporter - Export metrics from pgbouncer to Prometheus
- prometheus-postgres-exporter - Prometheus exporter for PostgreSQL server metrics
- prometheus-varnish-exporter - Prometheus exporter for Varnish
Note that not all of these have been packaged by me, luckily other Debianites are also working on Prometheus packaging!
I am confident that Prometheus is going to become one of the main monitoring tools in the near future, and I am very happy that Debian is the first distribution to offer official packages for it. If you are interested, there is still lots of work ahead. Patches, bug reports, and co-maintainers are welcome!
Update 3/3/2017: Today the Perl client library was uploaded to unstable, and it is waiting for ftp-master approval.