Troubleshoot prometheus issues#

We use prometheus data exposed via grafana to troubleshoot a lot of other issues, but sometimes prometheus itself can have issues and not start. This page documents various issues that might be causing that, and how to address them.

Running out of disk space#

If there are enough metrics retained for long enough, prometheus will run out of disk space and not record any more metrics. Increasing the size of the disk will fix this issue. The default is set in helm-charts/support/values.yaml to 100Gi, but can be increased for a specific cluster in its support.values.yaml file:

      # 100Gi was too little
      size: 200Gi

Doing a deploy after this should be sufficient, as Kubernetes will dynamically resize the volume