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Last week TimeShift took a vacation, but the Grafana Labs team stayed busy. We announced an important security fix for 5.2.3 and 4.6.4 specifically for LDAP and OAuth authentication. Please read the announcement and upgrade immediately if you haven’t already.
This week we released Grafana 5.2.4 stable and 5.3.0-beta1. More on those releases in the section below.
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Latest Beta Release: Grafana 5.3.0beta-1
Major New Features
- Alerting: Notification reminders #7330, thx jbaublitz
- Dashboard: TV & Kiosk mode changes, new cycle view mode button in dashboard toolbar #13025
- OAuth: Gitlab OAuth with support for filter by groups #5623, thx BenoitKnecht
- Postgres: Graphical query builder #10095, thx svenklemm
There are a lot of other new features and fixes including the grafana-cli fix included in 5.2.4, so please check out the release notes to see everything that's new in Grafana 5.3.0beta-1.Download Grafana 5.3.0beta-1 Now
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From the Blogosphere
Building Telemetry for Tea aka Tealemetry: In the search for true observability Ben is tackling the important issues; the proper temperature to consume tea. Using a temperature sensor, Grafana and its built-in alerting feature, he’s found the sweet spot between scalding your taste buds and something fit to dump down the drain. Very entertaining article.
Deploying Helm / Tiller, Prometheus, AlertManager, Grafana, Elasticsearch On Your Kubernetes Cluster: Part 8 in the series on configuring a 3 node Kubernetes master cluster. This article tackles installing and configuring Helm, Prometheus, Alertmanager, Grafana, and Elasticsearch.
Monitoring Vault on Kubernetes Using Cloud Native Technologies: Bank Vaults is a core building block of the Pipeline PaaS. This post is about monitoring Vault with Prometheus (on Kubernetes) and displaying metrics on 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.
Meetup Workshop: Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana | Belfast, Northern Ireland - September 18, 2018:
If you're in Belfast, or are going to be in September, this could be a great Meetup to attend. Topics include: Architecture, Prometheus, Alertmanager, Pushgateway, Telegraf, JMX exporter, Grafana, and more!
CloudNative London 2018 | London, United Kingdom - September 26-28, 2018:
Tom Wilkie: Monitoring Kubernetes With Prometheus – In this talk Tom will explore all the moving part for a working Prometheus-on-Kubernetes monitoring system, including kube-state-metrics, node-exporter, cAdvisor and Grafana. You will learn about the various methods for getting to a working setup: the manual approach, using CoreOS's Prometheus Operator, or using Prometheus Ksonnet Mixin.
Tom will also share some little tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Prometheus monitoring, including the common pitfalls and what you should be alerting on.Register Now
All Things Open 2018 | Raleigh, NC - October 21-23, 2018:
Tom Wilkie: The RED Method - How to Instrument your Services – The RED Method defines three key metrics you should measure for every microservice in your architecture; inspired by the USE Method from Brendan Gregg, it gives developers a template for instrumenting their services and building dashboards in a consistent, repeatable fashion.
In this talk we will discuss patterns of application instrumentation, where and when they are applicable, and how they can be implemented with Prometheus. We'll cover Google's Four Golden Signals, the RED Method, the USE Method, and Dye Testing. We'll also discuss why consistency is an important approach for reducing cognitive load. Finally we'll talk about the limitations of these approaches and what can be done to overcome them.Register Now
OSMC 2018 | Nuremberg, Germany - November 5-8, 2018:
David Kaltschmidt: Logging is Coming to Grafana – Grafana is an OSS dashboarding platform with a focus on visualizing time series data as beautiful graphs. Now we're adding support to show your logs inside Grafana as well. Adding support for log aggregation makes Grafana an even better tool for incident response: First, the metric graphs help in a visual zoning in on the issue. Then you can seamlessly switch over to view and search related log files, allowing you to better understand what your software was doing while the issue was occurring. The main part of this talk shows how to deploy the necessary parts for this integrated experience. In addition I'll show the latest features of Grafana both for creating dashboards and maintaining their configuration. The last 10-15 will be reserved for a Q&A.
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