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Setting up

There are three stages to installing and setting up PMM.

Set up PMM Server

Install and run at least one PMM Server.

Choose from:

Use Benefits Drawbacks
Docker 1. Quick.
2. Simple.
1. Docker installation required.
2. Additional network configuration required.
Podman 1. Quick.
2. Simple.
3. Rootless.
1. Podman installation required.
Helm Technical Preview 1. Quick.
2. Simple.
3. Cloud.
1. Requires running Kubernetes cluster.
Virtual appliance 1. Easily import into Hypervisor of your choice 1. More system resources compared to Docker footprint.
Amazon AWS 1. Wizard-driven install. 1. Non-free solution (infrastructure costs).

Set up PMM Client

Install and run PMM Client on every node where there is a service you want to monitor.

The choices:

Binary is only way to install PMM client without root permissions

Add services

On each PMM Client, you configure then add to PMM Server's inventory the node or service you want to monitor.

How you do this depends on the type of service. You can monitor:


Last update: 2022-11-23