WMI exporter

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Prometheus exporter for Windows machines, using the WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation).


Name Description Enabled by default
ad Active Directory Domain Services
adfs Active Directory Federation Services
cpu CPU usage
cs "Computer System" metrics (system properties, num cpus/total memory)
container Container metrics
dns DNS Server
hyperv Hyper-V hosts
iis IIS sites and applications
logical_disk Logical disks, disk I/O
logon User logon sessions
memory Memory usage metrics
msmq MSMQ queues
mssql SQL Server Performance Objects metrics
netframework_clrexceptions .NET Framework CLR Exceptions
netframework_clrinterop .NET Framework Interop Metrics
netframework_clrjit .NET Framework JIT metrics
netframework_clrloading .NET Framework CLR Loading metrics
netframework_clrlocksandthreads .NET Framework locks and metrics threads
netframework_clrmemory .NET Framework Memory metrics
netframework_clrremoting .NET Framework Remoting metrics
netframework_clrsecurity .NET Framework Security Check metrics
net Network interface I/O
os OS metrics (memory, processes, users)
process Per-process metrics
service Service state metrics
system System calls
tcp TCP connections
thermalzone Thermal information
textfile Read prometheus metrics from a text file
vmware Performance counters installed by the Vmware Guest agent

See the linked documentation on each collector for more information on reported metrics, configuration settings and usage examples.


The latest release can be downloaded from the releases page.

Each release provides a .msi installer. The installer will setup the WMI Exporter as a Windows service, as well as create an exception in the Windows Firewall.

If the installer is run without any parameters, the exporter will run with default settings for enabled collectors, ports, etc. The following parameters are available:

Name Description
ENABLED_COLLECTORS As the --collectors.enabled flag, provide a comma-separated list of enabled collectors
LISTEN_ADDR The IP address to bind to. Defaults to
LISTEN_PORT The port to bind to. Defaults to 9182.
METRICS_PATH The path at which to serve metrics. Defaults to /metrics
TEXTFILE_DIR As the flag, provide a directory to read text files with metrics from
EXTRA_FLAGS Allows passing full CLI flags. Defaults to an empty string.

Parameters are sent to the installer via msiexec. Example invocations:

msiexec /i <path-to-msi-file> ENABLED_COLLECTORS=os,iis LISTEN_PORT=5000

Example service collector with a custom query.

msiexec /i <path-to-msi-file> ENABLED_COLLECTORS=os,service --% EXTRA_FLAGS=" ""Name LIKE 'sql%'"""

On some older versions of Windows you may need to surround parameter values with double quotes to get the install command parsing properly:

msiexec /i C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\wmi_exporter.msi ENABLED_COLLECTORS="ad,iis,logon,memory,process,tcp,thermalzone" TEXTFILE_DIR="C:\custom_metrics\"


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go get -u
go get -u
go get -u
cd $env:GOPATH/src/
promu build -v .

The prometheus metrics will be exposed on localhost:9182


Enable only service collector and specify a custom query
.\wmi_exporter.exe --collectors.enabled "service" "Name='wmi_exporter'"
Enable only process collector and specify a custom query
.\wmi_exporter.exe --collectors.enabled "process" --collector.process.processes-where "Name LIKE 'firefox%'"

When there are multiple processes with the same name, WMI represents those after the first instance as process-name#index. So to get them all, rather than just the first one, the query needs to be a wildcard search using a % character.

Please note that in Windows batch scripts (and when using the cmd command prompt), the % character is reserved, so it has to be escaped with another %. For example, the wildcard syntax for searching for all firefox processes is firefox%%.


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