Alert rule: PushgatewayDown


This rule checks if the Prometheus push gateway pod is up by checking whether Prometheus can currently scrape the push gateway pod’s metrics endpoint.

Steps for Debugging

Check why the push gateway pod is down. Use kubectl describe pod <pod-name>, kubectl events, or kubectl describe deploy <deployment-name> to investigate.

If the pod appears to be running fine, check if you can reach the push gateway pod from the Prometheus pod/namespace:

# in the Prometheus pod (or another pod in the Prometheus namespace)
wget -O- http://<pod ip>:9091/metrics

If the wget command fails, investigate whether there’s NetworkPolicy objects that prohibit Prometheus from accessing the push gateway pod.