Prometheus exporter for libvirtd

Prometheus exporter for Libvirt metrics, currently exposing domain stats at the moment but with the ability for pluggable metric collectors.


You can build the project yourself locally simply by running the following inside the root folder. You’ll need to make sure that you have the headers for libvirtd installed on your machine. The following example is for a Debian based machine.

apt-get -y install libvirt-dev
go build


There are a few different ways that you can choose to deploy this exporter, it’s up to you to choose which one you prefer.


vexxhost/libvirtd_exporter:latest always points at the latest tested commit which is always gated so it should not break and you can rely on deploying it. When running with Docker, you’ll need to mount the libvirt socket into the container, preferebly the read-only one.


Running Locally

There are scenarios where you need to iterate on the code lcoally but run it against a remote hypervisor. It’s possible to do this over SSH, an example of how to do this against a CentOS host with libvirtd is:

go run libvirtd_exporter.go --libvirt.uri="qemu+ssh://root@remote-system/system?socket=/var/run/libvirt/libvirt-sock-ro"