Prometheus mirror

Pull telemetry from Prometheus using mirroring.

This page describes StackState version 4.1.

The StackState 4.1 version range is End of Life (EOL) and no longer supported. We encourage customers still running the 4.1 version range to upgrade to a more recent release.

Go to the documentation for the latest StackState release.

Prometheus Mirror

Prometheus mirror is a gateway between StackState and Prometheus that enables Prometheus telemetry in StackState.


The Prometheus Mirror has the following prerequisites:

  • The mirror must be reachable from StackState

  • Prometheus must be reachable from the mirror without authentication


The Prometheus mirror is available via the StackState helm repository. Configure your helm with these 2 commands:

helm repo add stackstate
helm repo update

Install the Prometheus mirror with the following command:

helm install prometheusmirror stackstate/prometheusmirror --set global.apiKey=API_KEY

Alternatively, you can use the docker container directly:

docker pull stackstate/prometheusmirror:latest

Mirror configuration

The Prometheus mirror is configured using the following parameters:

  • global.apiKey - the API key used to authenticate communication between the mirror and StackState

  • workers - number of workers processes (default: 20)

  • port - the port the mirror is listening on (default: 9900)

StackState configuration

In order to start using Prometheus mirror in StackState one has to create Mirror Datasource

Configure Mirror Datasource

Create a new Mirror datasource:

  • DataSourceUrl - points to Prometheus mirror endpoint http://:9900

  • Api Key - should be the same key as specified by global.apiKey mirror configuration

  • Connection Details JSON - the mirror configuration json, e.g.

        "host": "<prometheus host>",
        "port": <prometheus port>,
        "requestTimeout": 20000

    Prometheus host/port refers to the actual Prometheus host/port (not the mirror).

Query Configuration

Prometheus Counter

Counter queries fetch counter metrics from Prometheus. The retrieved counter values are transformed to a rate.

The following are sample parameters for a counter query:

  • __counter__ = go_memstats_lookups_total

  • job = payment-service

  • name = payment

  • instance =

Prometheus Gauge

Gauge queries fetch gauge metrics from Prometheus.

The following are sample parameters for a gauge query:

  • __gauge__ = go_gc_duration_seconds

  • job = payment-service

  • name = payment

  • instance =

Prometheus Histogram and Summary

Prometheus histogram and summary queries are not supported from the query interface. They still can be configured using tilda-query.

Tilda ~ query

The query allows arbitrary Prometheus queries, e.g.

    ~ = histogram_quantile(0.95, sum(rate(request_duration_seconds_bucket{instance='', name='payment-service'}[1m])) by (name, le)) * 1000

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