timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 29
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#### Latest Stable Release
Grafana 4.6.3 is now available. Latest bugfixes include:
- Gzip: Fixes bug Gravatar images when gzip was enabled #5952
- Alert list: Now shows alert state changes even after adding manual annotations on dashboard #99513
- Alerting: Fixes bug where rules evaluated as firing when all conditions was false and using OR operator. #93183
- Cloudwatch: CloudWatch no longer display metrics’ default alias #101514, thx @mtanda
Download Grafana 4.6.3 Now
From the Blogosphere
Graphite 1.1: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Grafana Labs' own Dan Cech is a contributor to the Graphite project, and has been instrumental in the addition of some of the newest features. This article discusses five of the biggest additions, how they work, and what you can expect for the future of the project.
Instrument an Application Using Prometheus and Grafana: Chris walks us through how easy it is to get useful metrics from an application to understand bottlenecks and performance. In this article, he shares an application he built that indexes your Gmail account into Elasticsearch, and sends the metrics to Prometheus. Then, he shows you how to set up Grafana to get meaningful graphs and dashboards.
Visualising Serverless Metrics With Grafana Dashboards: Part 3 in this series of blog posts on “Monitoring Serverless Applications Metrics” starts with an overview of Grafana and the UI, covers queries and templating, then dives into creating some great looking dashboards. The series plans to conclude with a post about setting up alerting.
Huawei FAT WLAN Access Points in Grafana: Huawei’s FAT firmware for their WLAN Access points lacks central management overview. To get a sense of the performance of your AP’s, why not quickly create a templated dashboard in Grafana? This article quickly steps your through the process, and includes a sample dashboard.
Lots of updated plugins this week. Plugin authors add new features and fix bugs often, to make your plugin perform better - so it’s important to keep your plugins up to date. We’ve made updating easy; for on-prem Grafana, use the Grafana-cli tool, or update with 1 click if you’re using Hosted Grafana.
In between code pushes we like to speak at, sponsor and attend all kinds of conferences and meetups. We also like to make sure we mention other Grafana-related events happening all over the world. If you’re putting on just such an event, let us know and we’ll list it here.
Women Who Go Berlin: Go Workshop - Monitoring and Troubleshooting using Prometheus and Grafana | Berlin, Germany - Jan 31, 2018: In this workshop we will learn about one of the most important topics in making apps production ready: Monitoring. We will learn how to use tools you've probably heard a lot about - Prometheus and Grafana, and using what we learn we will troubleshoot a particularly buggy Go app.Register Now
Jfokus | Stockholm, Sweden - Feb 5-7, 2018:
Carl Bergquist - Quickie: Monitoring? Not OPS Problem
Why should we monitor our system? Why can't we just rely on the operations team anymore? They use to be able to do that. What's currently changing? Presentation content: - Why do we monitor our system - How did it use to work? - Whats changing - Why do we need to shift focus - Everyone should be on call. - Resilience is the goal (Best way of having someone care about quality is to make them responsible).
Jfokus | Stockholm, Sweden - Feb 5-7, 2018:
Leonard Gram - Presentation: DevOps Deconstructed
What's a Site Reliability Engineer and how's that role different from the DevOps engineer my boss wants to hire? I really don't want to be on call, should I? Is Docker the right place for my code or am I better of just going straight to Serverless? And why should I care about any of it? I'll try to answer some of these questions while looking at what DevOps really is about and how commodisation of servers through "the cloud" ties into it all. This session will be an opinionated piece from a developer who's been on-call for the past 6 years and would like to convince you to do the same, at least once.
Stockholm Metrics and Monitoring | Stockholm, Sweden - Feb 7, 2018:
Observability 3 ways - Logging, Metrics and Distributed Tracing
Let’s talk about often confused telemetry tools: Logging, Metrics and Distributed Tracing. We’ll show how you capture latency using each of the tools and how they work differently. Through examples and discussion, we’ll note edge cases where certain tools have advantages over others. By the end of this talk, we’ll better understand how each of Logging, Metrics and Distributed Tracing aids us in different ways to understand our applications.
OpenNMS - Introduction to "Grafana" | Webinar - Feb 21, 2018:
IT monitoring helps detect emerging hardware damage and performance bottlenecks in the enterprise network before any consequential damage or disruption to business processes occurs. The powerful open-source OpenNMS software monitors a network, including all connected devices, and provides logging of a variety of data that can be used for analysis and planning purposes. In our next OpenNMS webinar on February 21, 2018, we introduce "Grafana" - a web-based tool for creating and displaying dashboards from various data sources, which can be perfectly combined with OpenNMS.
GrafanaCon EU | Amsterdam, Netherlands - March 1-2, 2018:
Lock in your seat for GrafanaCon EU while there are still tickets avaialable! Join us March 1-2, 2018 in Amsterdam for 2 days of talks centered around Grafana and the surrounding monitoring ecosystem including Graphite, Prometheus, InfluxData, Elasticsearch, Kubernetes, and more.
We have some exciting talks lined up from Google, CERN, Bloomberg, eBay, Red Hat, Tinder, Automattic, Prometheus, InfluxData, Percona and more! Be sure to get your ticket before they're sold out.Learn More
Tweet of the WeekWe scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard and show it off! #monitoringLove
<p>Nice hack! I know I like to keep one eye on server requests when I'm dropping beats. ;)</p> </div> </div>
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