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timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 49

timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 49

15 Jun, 2018 4 min

Welcome to TimeShift

This week’s roundup highlights videos from Monitorama, making your own Grafana Plugins, NetApp’s fully open source monitoring stack and more. Have an article you’d like to have included in an upcoming TimeShift? Contact Us.

Latest Beta Release: Grafana 5.2.0-beta1

In addition to Elasticsearch alerting, we have a number of other enhancements including:

  • Downloads now available for ARM, Mac platforms
  • Improved Docker image
  • Prometheus improvements
  • Discord alert notifications
  • Dashboard and panel improvements

Please try it out and let us know what you think. See what else is new in Grafana v5.2.0-beta1.

Download Grafana 5.2.0-beta1 Now

From the Blogosphere

Monitorama PDX 2018 - Portland, OR - Videos: Videos from Monitorama are now available! This is a conference we look forward to each year and always has great presentations that spark interesting conversations. This year was no exception.

Developing Your Visualization Plugin for Grafana: Grafana has a robust plugin architecture that allows you to add additional data sources and panels. This article will guide you through how to develop your very own visualization plugin.

Monitoring for microservices: “With Prometheus, you can very quickly achieve tangible results”: This interview from DevOpsCon Berlin discusses the rise of Prometheus, graphing in Grafana, and the best tools for today’s monitoring requirements.

Visualizing NetApp HCI Performance Using Grafana, Docker, Trident, and Graphite: NetApp wrote a technical report on how to build a fully customizable Grafana instance to visualize data for SolidFire, VMWare and NetApp HCI systems.

Installing Prometheus Monitoring Server with a Grafana Dashboard: A detailed walkthrough on how to install Prometheus and Grafana on Scaleway, configure the components, and import your first dashboard.

Grafana Plugins

This week we have an update to the Pie Chart Panel. We like to joke that Friends don’t let friends (ab)use pie charts, but sometimes they are the best tools for the job. It’s easy to update Grafana plugins – for on-prem Grafana, use the grafana-cli tool, or for Hosted Grafana update with one-click.


Pie Chart Panel - There have been a couple updates to this popular panel that adds some fixes to the way the legends are displayed.


We're Hiring!

We're looking for passionate and talented engineers for positions in New York/Stockholm and remote! Do you love open source software? Do you thrive on tackling complex challenges to build the future? Want to work with awesome people? Be the next to join our team!

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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.

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.


PromCon 2018 | Munich, Germany - August 9-10, 2018:
PromCon is an event to connect Prometheus users and developers from around the world to exchange knowledge, best practices, and gain experience using Prometheus. Grafana Labs is one of the sponsors of the evening reception the diversity scholarship. More details to come - hope to see you there!

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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

Tweet of the Week

We scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard or monitoring related tweet and show it off! #monitoringLove

Glad you're liking the Heatmap Panel - fascinating to see how the same information displayed differently can really contextualize your data.

How are we doing?

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