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timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 44

timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 44

11 May, 2018 5 min

Welcome to TimeShift

Grafana v5.1.2 is available and includes an important bug fix for MySQL, plus an update for GDPR compliance. See below for more details and the full release notes.

Also, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 videos are now available including talks from members of the Grafana Labs team! Check out these talks below.

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Latest Release: Grafana 5.1.2

If you haven't updated to v5.1x yet, check out an overview of what's new.
Here are the updates in the latest release:

  • Database: Fix MySql migration issue #11862
  • Google Analytics: Enable Google Analytics anonymizeIP setting for GDPR #11656

Download Grafana 5.1.2 Now

From the Blogosphere

**[Video] Prometheus Monitoring Mixins: Using Jsonnet to Package Together Dashboards, Alerts and Exporters**: Last week we shared a design document Tom Wilkie and Frederic Branczyk have been working on to address the difficulties making pre-configured monitoring configurations. In this video, you can watch Tom’s recent KubeCon talk which goes into more detail, complete with live demos.

**[Video] Lightning Talk - TSDB: The Engine behind Prometheus**: Prometheus maintainer and newest addition to the Grafana Labs team, Goutham Veeramachaneni discusses TSDB - the engine powering Prometheus, in his lightning talk from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018. You can also download the slides.

**[Video] TSDB: The Past, Present and the Future**: As a follow up to his lightning talk on TSDB, Goutham goes into more detail on TSDB, and as he says, “take you through the journey, benchmarks, new features, ghastly bugs and moonshot ideas”.

How to build a generic Icinga2 service graph in Grafana using InfluxDB: Learn how to create dynamic and reusable dashboards for a multiple hosts with differing checks. It covers queries and template variables to build a generic and flexible dashboard.

Monitor Linux System with Grafana and Telegraf: A quick tutorial on how to install and configure a monitoring stack on CentOS7.

We’re Hiring!

We’ve recently announced two new positions at our Stockholm office! Are you passionate about open source software? Do you thrive on tackling complex challenges to build the future? Check out all of our open positions and apply today!

View our Open Positions

Upcoming Events

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.

Innovate Everywhere: Choosing the Right Tools when Building your SRE Toolchain | Webinar - May 16 and May 30, 2018 – 1pm EDT
Leonard Gram - Explore a few of the vital tools your SRE team can set up to drive a culture of innovation and uptime.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • Industry expectations around service reliability and availability
  • How to create simple and lightweight representations of your systems for everyone in the organization
  • How VictorOps, Grafana and InfluxData work together to create a system of engagement

We will be conducting two webinars on this subject, so please feel free to sign up for whichever session works for your schedule.

Register for the May 16 Session

Register for the May 30 Session

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.

Register Now

TimeSeries Boston | July 17, 2018:
Jacob Lisi: What does Kubernetes Look Like? Performance Monitoring & Visualization with Grafana - Monitoring Kubernetes is vital to understanding the health and performance of a cluster, but which metrics are most important to add to your dashboards and alert on? Jacob will discuss how to most effectively monitor and visualize your Kubernetes cluster using the Grafana Kubernetes plugin and PromQL. Some of the topics of discussion include(1) how and what to collect when monitoring Kubernetes, (2) how to bring your Grafana dashboards to the next level by using Kubernetes as a data-source, and (3) what to do when managing multiple clusters. All of these topics and more will be discussed to help people get the most out of their Kubernetes monitoring.


2018 Sensu Summit | Portland, OR - August 22-23, 2018:
We are a proud sponsor of this year's Sensu Summit! Come enjoy Portland in the summer and learn a ton from the sharpest operations engineers in monitoring!

More Info

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