Zookeeper now has native Prometheus metrics support

As a long time Kafka, Zookeeper, and Prometheus user, I have been utilizing the JMX exporter to gather operational metrics from my Zookeeper and Kafka clusters. Having to bolt on an additional component is never fun, so I was delighted to see that Zookeeper 3.6.0 added native Prometheus metric support. Enabling it is as easy as adding the following lines to your zoo.cfg configuration file:


The included metrics rock, and there are now dozens of additional USEFUL metrics you can add to your dashboards. Hopefully Kafka will take note and provide native Prometheus metrics in a future release.

This article was posted by on 2020-06-11 08:14:17 -0500 -0500