hi guys, can somebody help explain how exporters work ? i’m trying to setup a database exporter (postgres, oracle).
am i supposed to run an exporter binary on the prometheus VM or container?
what if the target DBs are in separate AWS Accounts and AWS regions? Just curious what the topology is supposed to look like.
Topology is going to be a it depends answer.
In general the exporter will expose the metrics in a manner that prometheus can consume them, so exporter will connect to your db and then expose an endpoint that prometheus will scrape.