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timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 68

timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 68

9 Nov, 2018 6 min

Welcome to TimeShift

The team was busy speaking at events in Europe and the US this week, showing off new Grafana features and talking about what’s to come. Check out the presentation on logging in Grafana below; we’ll share the video once it’s available. Also in this week’s issue we have 2 new plugins to share, and your weekly dose of Grafana related blog articles and videos.

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Latest Stable Release: Grafana v5.3.2

Updates in this release
  • InfluxDB/Graphite/Postgres: Prevent cross site scripting (XSS) in query editor #13667, thx @svenklemm
  • Postgres: Fix template variables error #13692, thx @svenklemm
  • Cloudwatch: Fix service panic because of race conditions #13674, thx @mtanda
  • Cloudwatch: Fix check for invalid percentile statistics #13633, thx @apalaniuk
  • Stackdriver/Cloudwatch: Allow user to change unit in graph panel if cloudwatch/stackdriver datasource response doesn’t include unit #13718, thx @mtanda
  • Stackdriver: stackdriver user-metrics duplicated response when multiple resource types #13691
  • Variables: Fix text box template variable doesn’t work properly without a default value #13666
  • Variables: Fix variable dependency check when using ${var} format #13600
  • Dashboard: Fix kiosk=1 url parameter should put dashboard in kiosk mode #13764
  • LDAP: Fix super admins can also be admins of orgs #13710, thx @adrien-f
  • Provisioning: Fix deleting provisioned dashboard folder should cleanup provisioning meta data #13280
  • Docker: adds curl back into the docker image for utility. #13794
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From the Blogosphere

Logging is coming to Grafana: This week Grafana Labs’ Director, UX - David Kaltschmidt spoke at OSMC in Nuremberg to give a quick overview of Grafana, outline some of the new features since v5, discuss the new explore UI and logging functionality, and tease a few new features in the works.

How to create a high availability Grafana 5.3 environment in AWS OpsWorks: This tutorial will tell you everything you need to know to set up Grafana in AWS OpsWorks.

Microservices monitoring with Envoy service mesh, Prometheus & Grafana: This is the second post in the Observability with Envoy service mesh series. You can read the first post about Distributed Tracing here. This article explains what Envoy service mesh does, and how to get Envoy metrics into Prometheus and visualize the data in Grafana.

**[VIDEO] Bonobo, Airflow And Grafana To Visualize Your Business**: At PyConDE, Romain Dorgueil shows us how to use a few different tools to build valuable dashboards to monitor business metrics and the steps that will set us up for success: 1. Plan, 2. Implement, 3. Monitor, 4. Iterate.

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Grafana Plugin Update

This week we have 2 new plugins to share and an update to the Clickhouse datasource plugin. To update any of your plugins in your on-prem Grafana, use the grafana-cli tool, or for Hosted Grafana update with one-click.


Consul Datasource - Consul is a distributed service mesh, and this new datasource integrates Consul KV (key value) data with Grafana. It can be used in Singlestat and Table panels.



Warp 10 Datasource - The Warp 10 Platform is designed to collect, store and manipulate sensor data (timeseries data combined with location data). The new Warp 10 datasource plugin allows you to query the Warp 10 database using the WarpScript query language and visualize the results in Grafana. It also integrates well with the Worldmap panel plugin.



Clickhouse Datasource - Two new macros that convert query results as "change rate per interval" for Counter-like(growing only) metrics have been added to this latest version.


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.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 | Seattle, WA - December 10-13, 2018: David Kaltschmidt: On the OSS Path to Full Observability with Grafana - Grafana is coming "off the wall". To make it more useful for interactive debugging, David and his team have already integrated two pillars of observability - metrics and logs. They are currently adding tracing to complete the incident response experience. All to minimize the cost of context switching during those crucial minutes after getting paged.

This talk will demonstrate the various methods we've used to link the data together. [Prometheus](/oss/prometheus/) is providing the metrics. Via its histograms, request latencies can be extracted to inform each tracing span from Jaeger. Grafana also ensures that lines from your log aggregation system are annotated with span and trace IDs, as well as the other way around: associating logged values with spans.

David will show how these OSS parts should be deployed to achieve full observability in an engaging user experience that saves valuable minutes.

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That sounds awesome Dave! We're excited to have you speaking at GrafanaCon LA and look forward to hearing more about this trampoline experiment!

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