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Proxmox VE monitoring with Grafana and InfluxDB

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(@malcolm-r)
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I recently stood up my first Proxmox instance, after running ESXi exclusively in my lab. The piece of hardware I have only has a single 1GBe ethernet port and it's a Realtek controller. Instead of trying to get ESXi to play nicely with it. I decided to try my hand with Proxmox given its popularity with the homelab crowd.

Like many homelabbers, I love monitoring and graphs and stats. I saw that Proxmox has a native InfluxDB integration, which means I was sure someone had created a cool Grafana dashboard for it already. Sure enough, I ran across this:

https://tcude.net/monitoring-proxmox-with-influxdb-and-grafana/

It's a super quick and easy guide to getting Influx up and running (in Docker) and imports a pre-existing dashboard.

I might play around with the dashboard and change up how it looks, but for now I'm happy!

 
Posted : 31/12/2023 3:39 pm
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@malcolm-r too cool! I know what I am trying next in the lab with Proxmox. Love the visualizations with Grafana. I forgot to ask you if you are monitoring vSphere with Grafana as well?

 
Posted : 31/12/2023 9:13 pm
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yep, i have a few vSphere dashboards. for data collection i use the Telegraf input for vSphere: https://github.com/influxdata/telegraf/tree/master/plugins/inputs/vsphere and this set of dashboards: https://grafana.com/grafana/dashboards/8159-vmware-vsphere-overview/

 
Posted : 01/01/2024 3:59 pm
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@malcolm-r I have posted my walkthrough mainly focused on the Docker config to stand up influxdb and grafana:

https://www.virtualizationhowto.com/2024/01/influxdb-grafana-docker-compose-configuration-proxmox-monitoring-example/

 
Posted : 03/01/2024 5:28 pm
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