timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 10
This week, in addition to the articles we collected from around the web and a number of new Plugins and updates, we have a special announcement. GrafanaCon EU has been announced! Join us in Amsterdam March 1-2, 2018. The call for papers is officially open! We’ll keep you up to date as we fill in the details.
Grafana <3 Prometheus
Last week we mentioned that our colleague Carl Bergquist spoke at PromCon 2017 in Munich. His presentation is now available online. We will post the video once it’s available.
From the Blogosphere
Grafana-based GUI for mgstat, a system monitoring tool for InterSystems Caché, Ensemble or HealthShare: This is the second article in a series about Making Prometheus Monitoring for InterSystems Caché. Mikhail goes into great detail about setting this up on Docker, configuring the first dashboard, and adding templating.
Installation and Integration of Grafana in Zabbix 3.x: Daniel put together an installation guide to get Grafana to display metrics from Zabbix, which utilizes the Zabbix Plugin developed by Grafana Labs Developer Alex Zobnin.
Visualize with RRDtool x Grafana: Atfujiwara wanted to update his MRTG graphs from RRDtool. This post talks about the components needed and how he connected RRDtool to Grafana.
Huawei OceanStor metrics in Grafana: Dennis is using Grafana to display metrics for his storage devices. In this post he walks you through the setup and provides a comprehensive dashboard for all the metrics.
Grafana on a Raspberry Pi2: Pete discusses how he uses Grafana with his garden sensors, and walks you through how to get it up and running on a Pi2.
This week was pretty active on the plugin front. Today we’re announcing two brand new plugins and updates to three others. Installing plugins in Grafana is easy – if you have Hosted Grafana, simply use the one-click install, if you’re using an on-prem instance you can use the Grafana-cli.
IBM APM Data Source - This plugin collects metrics from the IBM APM (Application Performance Management) products and allows you to visualize it on Grafana dashboards. The plugin supports:
- IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.x
- IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management 7.x
- IBM Performance Management 8.x (only on-premises version)
Skydive Data Source - This data source plugin collects metrics from Skydive, an open source real-time network topology and protocols analyzer. Using the Skydive Gremlin query language, you can fetch metrics for flows in your network.
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Datatable Panel - Lots of changes in the latest update to the Datatable Panel Here are some highlights from the changelog:
- NEW: Export options for Clipboard/CSV/PDF/Excel/Print
- NEW: Column Aliasing - modify the name of a column as sent by the datasource
- NEW: Added option for a cell or row to link to another page
- NEW: Supports Clickable links inside table
- BUGFIX: CSS files now load when Grafana has a subpath
- NEW: Added multi-column sorting - sort by any number of columns ascending/descending
- NEW: Column width hints - suggest a width for a named column
- BUGFIX: Columns from datasources other than JSON can now be aliased
This week's MVC (Most Valuable Contributor)Each week we highlight a contributor to Grafana or the surrounding ecosystem as a thank you for their participation in making open source software great.
Brian is the maintainer of two Grafana Plugins and this week he submitted substantial updates to both of them (Datatable and D3 Gauge panel plugins); and he says there's more to come! Thanks for all your hard work, Brian.
#### Tweet of the Week We scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard and show it off! #monitoringLove
The Dark Knight popping up in graphs seems to be a recurring theme!
This is the graph Jakub deserves, but not the one he needs right now.
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