Grafana Agent Flow components may optionally expose Prometheus metrics which can be used to investigate the behavior of that component. These component-specific metrics are only generated when an instance of that component is running.
Component-specific metrics are different than any metrics being processed by the component. Component-specific metrics are used to expose the state of a component for observability, alerting, and debugging.
Component-specific metrics are exposed at the
/metrics HTTP endpoint of the
Grafana Agent HTTP server, which defaults to listening on
The documentation for the
agent runcommand describes how to modify the address Grafana Agent listens on for HTTP traffic.
Component-specific metrics will have a
component_id label matching the
component ID generating those metrics. For example, component-specific metrics
prometheus.remote_write component labeled
production will have a
component_id label with the value
The reference documentation for each component will describe the list of component-specific metrics that component exposes. Not all components will expose metrics.