Welcome to TimeShift
We have an abridged version of timeShift this week due to the long holiday weekend. Earlier this week we released Grafana v5.0.4 which included fixes for alerting, snapshots, starting Grafana on K8s and more. See the section below for specific bug fixes. Enjoy this issue and we’ll see you next week!
Latest Stable Release
This week we rolled out Grafana 5.0.4. Bug fixes in the latest release include:
- Docker: Can’t start Grafana on Kubernetes 1.7.14, 1.8.9, or 1.9.4 #140 in grafana-docker repo thx @suquant
- Dashboard: Fixed bug where collapsed panels could not be directly linked to/rendered #11114 & #11086 & #11296
- Dashboard: Provisioning dashboard with alert rules should create alerts #11247
- Snapshots: For snapshots, the Graph panel renders the legend incorrectly on right hand side #11318
- Alerting: Link back to Grafana is wrong if root_path contains sub-path components #11403
- Alerting: Incorrect default value for upload images setting for alert notifiers #11413
Check out the full release notes to see the features and fixes in Grafana v5.0.4.Download Grafana 5.0.4 Now
From the Blogosphere
AWS CloudWatch Monitoring with Grafana: Learn how to build interactive and dynamic dashboards for your Cloudwatch metrics using Grafana’s native Cloudwatch support. This article helps you set up a data source, create a dashboard and leverage variables to extend the dashboard to display different AWS regions and instances.
Grafana Plugin for Instana APM: A few weeks ago we welcomed the new Instana Data Source Plugin to our growing list of integrations. This week Jim shows how easy it is to get your Instana data into Grafana.
Bit v. Byte: Episode 17: Bit v. Byte is a podcast that not only covers tools and techniques related to monitoring, but also a wide range of Internet-related topics. In the latest episode, Adam gave Grafana a shout-out and mentioned the new v5 release and discussed some of the new features. Thanks Adam!
CNCF Public Dashboards: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s public Grafana instance is something we’ve highlighted before, but worth sharing again. It’s fascinating to see Github stats and trends for all their projects, all in one place using Grafana.
If you hadn't heard, we have all the videos up, and links to the presentation slides on the Grafana website. We'd like to thank all of our speakers and sponsors for helping us put on such a wonderful event, and are already scouting locations for GranfaCon US 2018 closer to the end of the year. Keep an eye out on twitter for an announcement soon!Check out the videos
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.
Percona Live 2018 | Santa Clara, CA - April 23-25, 2018:
Raj Dutt - metrictank: Building a New Time Series Engine for GrafanaCloud
Time series databases are sprouting up like mushrooms. At Grafana Labs, we built a new engine specifically for GrafanaCloud. Why would we do that? Learn about the design considerations, lessons learned, and tradeoffs we made in designing this engine that is compatible with both Graphite and Prometheus.
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 | Copenhagen, Denmark - May 2-4, 2018:
Tom Wilkie – [Prometheus](/oss/prometheus/) Monitoring Mixins: Using Jsonnet to Package Together Dashboards, Alerts and Exporters
In this talk we present a technique for using Jsonnet (a configuration language from Google) for packaging and deploying “Monitoring Mixins” - extensible and customizable combinations of dashboards, alert definitions and exporters. This technique allows developers of open source projects to publish best-practice monitoring configurations alongside their code, and for users to consume it, customize it and stay up to date. We will present example Mixins for Kubernetes and other services such as Consul and Cassandra.
We're also sponsoring KubeCon + CloudNativeCon as a Startup Sponsor. Swing by our booth to learn how to monitor Kubernetes with GrafanaCloud.Register Now
Monitorama 2018 PDX | Portland, OR -June 4-6, 2018:
Join us again to hear talks from industry experts and community leaders discuss the newest approaches in monitoring and observability. Find out which tools and techniques are in use at some of the largest web architectures in the world.
InfluxDays London 2018 | London, United Kingdom - June 14, 2018:
Join us as we sponsor two days of technical talks around Telegraf, InfluxDB, Chronograf, Kapacitor, Grafana and adjacent technologies.
Tweet of the WeekWe scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard or monitoring related tweet and show it off! #monitoringLove
Fun visualization of code contributions, showing the growth of Grafana since the first commit.
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