Info about grafana-agent

I read that grafana-agent is a general agent. Can do metrics, read logs, collect traces … I am interested more like in the metrics feature of it. What is it’s purpose? As a replacement for prometheus or more like a replacement for node_exporter?

I tend to believe the second would be a better fit. What are your suggestions?

Hi @zozoo.

Grafana agent for metrics is a wrapper on Prometheus agent. You can use any exporters and Prometheus configs. At the end you’ll use a remote_writer to send the data to a central server of your choice.

so it is more like a replacement for node exporter

Node exporter is one of the “ready to go” exporters for Prometheus. Grafana agent let’s you use node_exporter or any other exporters that you want.