Last week I built a new PC for general desktop use and also for gaming. Since I am a huge monitoring nerd I wanted to get it setup in Prometheus so that I could monitor everything including temperatures (since I am doing a bit of overclocking for the first time).
Here is a quick breakdown of the tools I am using to make this work and a live look at the Grafana dashboard.
I am using a standard install of Prometheus on my little home server. If you wanted to you could easily run this on your actual PC using Docker but I wanted to allow external access without opening any public access to my PC.
Most of our metrics are coming from the wmi_exporter. I am just using the default collectors it enables and that has given me most of the information I have wanted.
The one area that wmi_exporter does lack is GPU information and tempatures. Luckily OhmGraphite can pull this information for us and export it for Prometheus to read.
Sadly it does not follow all the standards for metric/label naming for Prometheus so building dashboards can get a little weird. Update: This has been addressed in v0.9.0 here!
Now to finally tie it all together and display it nicely is Grafana. I exported a copy of my dashboard here.
Here is a live example of my dashboard up and running with actual metrics. Also some screenshots:
This was a brief overview of my monitoring setup. If you have any specific questions please feel free to reach out.
2 Replies to “Monitoring My Windows Desktop/Gaming PC With Prometheus”
I love that I found your post, helped me a lot to monitor my gaming PC.
Also a monitoring nerd 🙂
I did some updates to your dashboard please let me know if you want them to update the public one.
Added variable gpu_instance to remove hard coding to instances and made some changes to work with the changes from wmi_exporter to windows_exporter and the new ohm_exporter metrics
Thank you for this!