Lab 5 - Using Advanced Queries
This lab takes you deeper into PromQL expanding your query toolbox with more advanced
queries for visualizing collected metrics data.
Advanced PromQL - A quick review
Looking back briefly, you've got an understanding of how to build and execute basic PromQL
queries. You've done this using the default Prometheus console expression browser and graphs.
For this lab you'll be diving deeper into PromQL and to broaden your knowledge of the tooling
available, you'll install, configure, and query using an open source query tool called PromLens.
This is one of the best assistants you can find to help you build and understand what
your are querying while seeing the results directly.
On the next slide you'll see an example of PromLens in action connected to your Prometheus
instance and querying metrics data.
Advanced PromQL - PromLens in action
Advanced PromQL - Options for installing PromLens
PromLens is a web-based PromQL query builder, analyzer, and visualizer. PromLens was initially
created as a commercial offering by PromLabs, later in 2022 donated to the open source
Prometheus project by PromLabs and Chronosphere. There are several ways to install PromLens
locally, so please click on the option you want to use to continue with this workshop: