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timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 69

timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 69

16 Nov, 2018 6 min

Welcome to TimeShift

This week we released Grafana v5.3.4 which includes an important security fix, so we recommend you update your instance today. Also in this issue of TimeShift we share the first group of confirmed GrafanaCon LA speakers, and tell you about 5 plugins that have been recently updated.

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Latest Stable Release: Grafana v5.3.4

Updates in this release
  • Alerting: Delete alerts when parent folder was deleted #13322
  • MySQL: Fix $__timeFilter() should respect local time zone #13769
  • Dashboard: Fix datasource selection in panel by enter key #13932
  • Graph: Fix table legend height when positioned below graph and using Internet Explorer 11 #13903
  • Dataproxy: Drop origin and referer http headers #13328 #13949, thx @roidelapluie

This release also includes the file exfiltration vulnerability security fix (added to 5.3.3)

Download Grafana v5.3.4 Now

From the Blogosphere

Grafana 5.3.3 and 4.6.5 released with important security fix: Grafana 5.3.3 was released this week which includes an important security fix for all Grafana installations between 4.1.0 and 5.3.2. Learn more about the fix in the blog post and update today.

Cloud-Native Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana: With the advent of containerization, the traditional ways to monitor application have rapily become obsolete. This article waks through the components and configuration of a modern monitoring stack.

Create QA dashboards with Grafana (Part 2): This quick walkthrough gets you familiar with how to add a datasource in Grafana and build your first dashboard. Part one in this series will take you through setting up your environment.

How to set up Grafana in Centos 7: As the title implies, you’ll learn how to get Grafana setup and configured in Centos 7. You’ll also learn how to add a MySQL datasource.

GrafanaCon LA
General Admission On Sale Now!

Join us in Los Angeles, California February 25-26, 2019 for 2 days of talks focused on Grafana and the open source monitoring ecosystem. Learn about Grafana and new/upcoming features and projects in the broader ecosystem like Prometheus, Graphite, InfluxDB, Kubernetes, and more.

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Join us at GrafanaCon LA and learn about:

We've already confirmed these awesome speakers and will be adding more!

Brendan Burns
Distinguished Engineer & Kubernetes co-founder
Stig Sorensen
Sean Hanson
Dave Cadwallader
Site Reliability Architect

Ben Kochie
Staff Backend Engineer, Monitor
Paul Dix
Co-Founder | CTO

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Grafana Plugin Update

This week we have 2 App plugin updates to share as well as a number of Panel plugin updates. To update any of your plugins in your on-prem Grafana, use the grafana-cli tool, or for Hosted Grafana update with one-click.


Kentik Connect Pro - Version 1.3.1 addresses an issue where Filter operators do not match Group By operators.



GLPI App - Updates in version 1.3.0 include:

  • add Apache / NGINX configuration in the readme
  • add more instructions in the readme to configure API into GLPI
  • add link of a user dashboard in the readme
  • add the patch of GLPI in the readme when use the datasource in mode server
  • fix PHP timezone in the datasource
  • update dependencies (and so fix some vulnerabilities)
  • fix a bug in number elements displayed in the singlestat panel



Parity Report Panel - Minor update to packages for this panel plugin.



SVG Panel - Updates in v0.2.0 of the SVG Panel include:



Boom Table Panel - Boom Table is a table/multi stat plugin with multiple columns for Graphite, InfluDB, Prometheus, Azure Monitor.

  • Icons support in table cells and options to use table as heatmap
  • Options to hide first column and table header
  • Options to hide metrics based on values
  • Tooltips in each cells of the table


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.

Visualizing Time-Series Data with Grafana | Webinar - December 4, 2018, 12:00pm EST: Matt Toback and Diana Hsieh - Visualization is a key component for generating meaningful insights from time-series data. Grafana, an opensource visualization platform, is a great option for users looking to create dynamic dashboards that can be shared across teams. In recent releases, Grafana has introduced tighter integrations with both TimescaleDB and PostgreSQL. This includes a graphical query builder easier iteration when working with complex SQL queries.

In this webinar, we will discuss how visualization coupled with a flexible full SQL interface can drive powerful insights that inform both technical and business decisions. Additionally, the webinar will include a demo covering basic dashboards that users can use to jumpstart their own internal visualization systems.

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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.

We are also a proud sponsor of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation's flagship conference. Join Kubernetes, Prometheus, Cortex, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, CoreDNS, NATS, Linkerd and Helm as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

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