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
grafana-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.