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Configure native histograms

To enable support for ingesting Prometheus native histograms over the remote write API endpoint, set the flag -ingester.native-histograms-ingestion-enabled=true on ingesters.

To enable support for querying native histograms together with Grafana Mimir query sharding, set the flag -query-frontend.query-result-response-format=protobuf on query frontends.

Note: Native histograms is an experimental feature of Grafana Mimir.

Configure Prometheus to write native histograms to Grafana Mimir

To enable experimental support for scraping and ingesting native histograms in Prometheus, enable the feature with the flag --enable-feature=native-histograms.

To enable Prometheus remote write to send native histograms to Grafana Mimir, add the send_native_histograms: true parameter to your remote write configuration, for example:

  - url: <your-url>
    send_native_histograms: true