Controlling Prometheus metrics usage
This guide will help you analyze and reduce your Prometheus metrics usage.
You can identify high-cardinality metrics in two different ways:
- Directly in Grafana Cloud using Explore . To learn how to do this, please see Analyzing Prometheus metric usage with Grafana Explore .
- Using the Prometheus API for your Grafana Cloud Metrics Prometheus endpoint. To learn how to do this, please see Analyzing metrics usage with the Prometheus API .
If you have more than 100,000 active series, you should use the Prometheus API.
If you already know which high-cardinality metrics and labels you want to whitelist or drop, please consult: