Prometheus is a powerful metrics-based monitoring system for the cloud-native world. While it's great for monitoring your infrastructure and services, it's easy to shoot yourself in the foot with it if you're new. In this talk, Prometheus co-founder Julius Volz will point out some of the most important pitfalls to avoid when using Prometheus, so that you can get started on the right foot and get the most out of your Prometheus-based monitoring setup.
Julius co-founded the Prometheus monitoring system and originally led the project to success at SoundCloud and beyond. He now focuses on growing the Prometheus community, started PromCon, the first conference around Prometheus, and helps companies use and adapt Prometheus through his company PromLabs. Before creating Prometheus at SoundCloud, Julius was a Site Reliability Engineer at Google.