Control Prometheus metrics usage
This guide will help you analyze and reduce your Prometheus metrics usage.
You can identify high-cardinality metrics in multiple 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.
- Using cortextool to discover metrics that are not being used. To learn how to do this, please see Finding unused metrics with cortextool.
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:
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