timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 7

Published: 4 Aug 2017 RSS

Hard to believe it’s already August! This week there were a ton of articles to highlight. It’s really exciting to see how many data aficionados there are out there coming up with new ways to connect Grafana to their data, wherever it may live. In this issue we cover crypto currency visualization, home automation setups and breakdown the installation in a number of environments. Enjoy!


#### Grafana 4.4.2 Released Grafana v4.4.2 is now Available for download
This week's release includes a few updates and some bug fixes.
To see the full [changelog](https://community.grafana.com/t/release-notes-for-grafana-v4-4-x/1650/2?utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=timeshift_7), head over to our community site.

#### From the Blogosphere - [**Monitoring CouchDB with Prometheus, Grafana and Docker**](https://medium.com/@redgeoff/monitoring-couchdb-with-prometheus-grafana-and-docker-4693bc8408f0): Geoff walks us through all of the steps to get Prometheus, Alertmanager and Grafana installed in Docker to monitor and alert on a CouchDB cluster. These six steps will have you up and running in no time.

#### Plugins and Dashboards Last week's timeShift was packed full of plugin updates, as well as a couple of new ones. This week was a little quieter on the plugin front, but we still have a new data source plugin to announce. It's easy to install this new plugin via the grafana-cli for an on-prem Grafana instance, or a 1-click install on Hosted Grafana.

NEW PLUGIN

PRTG Data Source - This data source visualizes data from the Paessler PRTG monitoring system. The easy to use query editor included with this plugin gives access to an array of PRTG metadata properties including Status, Message, Active, Tags, Priority, and more. Annotation support to show sensor status messages on graphs.

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This week's MVC (Most Valuable Contributor)

This week we highlight a contributor who is going to make everyone waiting for Elasticsearch alerting in Grafana jump for joy!

lvheyang (Cui Wenzheng)
lvheyang submitted a PR for Elasticsearch Alerting that must have been a huge amount of work and is of impressive quality. Thank you very much for your hard work and we look forward to releasing Alerting for Elasticsearch in Grafana 5.0.0.



#### Tweet of the Week We scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard and show it off! #monitoringLove

Nice @jorgedlcruz! - Making data more beautiful, one boring number at a time :) - Also, I spy one of my favorite panels in there, the Worldmap Panel!



Upcoming Events

We love when people talk about Grafana at meetups and conferences.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:30pm | Apprenda HQ
433 River Street, 4th Floor, Troy, NY

Kubernetes focused event! demo from Apprenda and how Kubernetes is used @ GitHub: Steve Wade, is a Principal Kubernetes Consultant from London and will be providing some fundamental information about the Kubernetes ecosystem as well as overview of its core components. He'll also talk about some monitoring and alerting best practices learned from working with Kubernetes customers and demo how Prometheus, Grafana and Slack can be used to monitor, visualize and alert on both the Kubernetes platform as well as application workloads.

Aaron Brown, a Site Reliability Engineer at GitHub, will dive into the ways in which Kubernetes is used within GitHub to make software development and deployment more efficient.

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