Prometheus 2.1.0 with node exporter full dashboard: no instances and no data

Hi all

As a newbie with Grafana I have set up a Grafana 4.6.3/prometheus 2.1.0 config and wanted to use the node exporter full dashboard with it. In Grafana, data source is recognized as ok but I do not get any data into the dashboard, neither the instances list nor the data points in any graph. On prometheus level, I can create any query to create data and graphs, all is working fine.

When I use instead eg a node-exporter-server-metrics dashboard, all is fine.

Any idea how to analyze the problem?

Looking forward to your reply

Br br

Remember that it is looking for hosts in the prometheus “node” job.

Thanks Rick - this was precisely the solution. In my prometheus installation, the job name was wrong and called after the migration to another host ‘node_exporter’ - therefore no host was found anymore …

Renaming it to ‘node’ again made the trick …

BR br


I have the same problem - but my job seems to be ok if I check them in Prometheus. Just the “node exporter full dashboards sees no data at all”. Other dashboards are working. Did I miss something? Prometheus is 2.2.1 and Grafana 5.1.0.

 - job_name: 'node'
      - targets: ['db1:9100','db5:9100']


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Try giving IP address of the system you want to monitor.

  • targets: [‘servername1:9100’,‘servername2:9100’]