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timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 37

timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 37

23 Mar, 2018 4 min

Welcome to TimeShift

I’m happy to announce that we have all of the talks from GrafanaCon EU available on our youtube channel! I will also be embedding these videos on the GrafanaCon page on our website, and will be adding links to all of the speaker’s slides for you to download as well. I’m also sorting through a few hundred photos from the event and will be setting up a gallery so you can see how much fun everyone has at GrafanaCon. Hope you enjoy this week’s list of articles and updates!

Latest Stable Release

Grafana 5.0.3 is now available.

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From the Blogosphere

GrafanaCon EU: Design and Observability: VictorOps participated in GrafanaCon EU as a gold sponsor this year, and we were really happy to have them involved. After a conversation that centered on design, Hannah began to wonder why design is so important to data-driven teams. With the number of experts in monitoring, data, and design all in once place, GrafanaCon was the perfect opportunity to pose the question.

Cloudprober: open source black-box monitoring software: Google Open Source just published a write-up on their black-box monitoring project Cloudprober. Cloudprober provides an easy way to integrate with your Prometheus and Grafana stack.

Trace Your Microservices Application with Zipkin and OpenTracing: During the first CNCF Italy Meetup, Walter shared his experience instrumenting a PHP microservices environment with Zipkin and OpenTracing. He discussed the importance and value of tracing and showed off some beautiful Grafana dashboards. Video included at the bottom of the article.

Grafana Dashboard for vCloud Director: Markus wanted to learn more about Grafana, so he thought he’d visualize his vCloud Director data. In this post, he walks you step by step through his process, describes each piece of the stack and shows how easy it is to build your own monitoring stack. He also references another article we’ve highlighted in timeShift he used for help.

How To Setup NetApp Harvest Using Kubernetes (Using Pre-Built Container Image) & How To Setup NetApp Harvest Using Docker (Using Pre-Built Container Image): We have 2 posts to help you set up NetApp Harvest. If you’re not familiar with NetApp Harvest, you can catch two talks from GrafanaCon NYC that provide some background and insight.

Grafana Plugins

With the launch of Grafana 5, many plugin authors will want to make use of the new features, and update the look and feel of their plugins. I envision lots of new and updated plugins in the coming weeks, and we’ve made them easy to install and update – for on-prem Grafana, use the handy grafana-cli tool, or update with 1-click if you’re using Hosted Grafana.


Zabbix App - Grafana's Zabbix app received an update this week to add v5 compatibility, improved triggers view for large screens and a few bug fixes and improvements.


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