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Prometheus Proxmox VE Exporter

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This is an exporter that exposes information gathered from Proxmox VE node for use by the Prometheus monitoring system.

Installation

pip install prometheus-pve-exporter

Usage

usage: pve_exporter [-h] [config] [port]

positional arguments:
  config      Path to configuration file (pve.yml)
  port        Port on which the exporter is listening (9221)
  address     Address to which the exporter will bind

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit

Use :: for the address argument in order to bind to both IPv6 and IPv4 sockets on dual stacked machines.

Visit http://localhost:9221/pve?target=1.2.3.4 where 1.2.3.4 is the IP of the Proxmox VE node to get metrics from. Specify the module request parameter, to choose which module to use from the config file.

The target request parameter defaults to localhost. Hence if pve_exporter is deployed directly on the proxmox host, target can be omitted.

See the wiki for more examples and docs.

Authentication

Example pve.yml

default:
    user: prometheus@pve
    password: sEcr3T!
    verify_ssl: false

The configuration is passed directly into proxmoxer.ProxmoxAPI().

Proxmox VE Configuration

For security reasons it is essential to add a user with read-only access (PVEAuditor role) for the purpose of metrics collection.

Prometheus Configuration

The PVE exporter can be deployed either directly on a Proxmox VE node or onto a separate machine.

Example config for PVE exporter running on PVE node:

scrape_configs:
  - job_name: 'pve'
    static_configs:
      - targets:
        - 192.168.1.2:9221  # Proxmox VE node with PVE exporter.
        - 192.168.1.3:9221  # Proxmox VE node with PVE exporter.
    metrics_path: /pve
    params:
      module: [default]

Example config for PVE exporter running on Prometheus host:

scrape_configs:
  - job_name: 'pve'
    static_configs:
      - targets:
        - 192.168.1.2  # Proxmox VE node.
        - 192.168.1.3  # Proxmox VE node.
    metrics_path: /pve
    params:
      module: [default]
    relabel_configs:
      - source_labels: [__address__]
        target_label: __param_target
      - source_labels: [__param_target]
        target_label: instance
      - target_label: __address__
        replacement: 127.0.0.1:9221  # PVE exporter.

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