Welcome to another issue of TimeShift. In addition to the roundup of articles and plugin updates, we had a big announcement this week - Early Bird tickets to GrafanaCon EU are now available! We're also accepting CFPs through the end of October, so if you have a topic in mind, don't wait until the last minute, please send it our way. Speakers who are selected will receive a comped ticket to the conference.
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From the Blogosphere
Get insights into your Azure Cosmos DB: partition heatmaps, OMS, and More: Microsoft recently announced the ability to access a subset of Azure Cosmos DB metrics via Azure Monitor API. Grafana Labs built an Azure Monitor Plugin for Grafana 4.5 to visualize the data.
How to monitor Docker for Mac/Windows: Brian was tired of guessing about the performance of his development machines and test environment. Here, he shows how to monitor Docker with Prometheus to get a better understanding of a dev environment in his quest to monitor all the things.
Prometheus and Grafana to Monitor 10,000 servers: This article covers enokido’s process of choosing a monitoring platform. He identifies three possible solutions, outlines the pros and cons of each, and discusses why he chose Prometheus.
GitLab Monitoring: It’s fascinating to see Grafana dashboards with production data from companies around the world. For instance, we’ve previously highlighted the huge number of dashboards Wikimedia publicly shares. This week, we found that GitLab also has public dashboards to explore.
Monitoring a Docker Swarm Cluster with cAdvisor, InfluxDB and Grafana | The Laboratory: It’s important to know the state of your applications in a scalable environment such as Docker Swarm. This video covers an overview of Docker, VM’s vs. containers, orchestration and how to monitor Docker Swarm.
Introducing Telemetry: Actionable Time Series Data from Counters: Learn how to use counters from multiple disparate sources, devices, operating systems, and applications to generate actionable time series data.
ofp_sniffer Branch 1.2 (docker/influxdb/grafana) Upcoming Features: This video demo shows off some of the upcoming features for OFP_Sniffer, an OpenFlow sniffer to help network troubleshooting in production networks.
Plugin authors add new features and bugfixes all the time, so it’s important to always keep your plugins up to date. To update plugins from on-prem Grafana, use the Grafana-cli tool, if you are using Hosted Grafana, you can update with 1 click! If you have questions or need help, hit up our community site, where the Grafana team and members of the community are happy to help.
BT Plugins - Our friends at BT have been busy. All of the BT plugins in our catalog received and update this week. The plugins are the Status Dot Panel, the Peak Report Panel, the Trend Box Panel and the Alarm Box Panel.
- Custom dashboard links now work in Internet Explorer.
- The Peak Report panel no longer supports click-to-sort.
- The Status Dot panel tooltips now look like Grafana tooltips.
This week's MVC (Most Valuable Contributor)Each week we highlight some of the important contributions from our amazing open source community. This week, we'd like to recognize a contributor who did a lot of work to improve Prometheus support.
Tweet of the WeekWe scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard and show it off! #monitoringLove
Wow - Excited to be a part of exploring data to find out how Mexico City is evolving.
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