timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 71

Published: 7 Dec 2018 by Trent White RSS

Welcome to TimeShift

We’re excited to be speaking at and sponsoring KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 in Seattle next week and hope we get a chance to hang out. Swing by our booth to check out a new open source project we’ve been working on, and give us some feedback on Grafana and features you’d like to see.

As always, we hope you enjoy this week’s TimeShift, and don’t be shy about telling us how we can make it better. Hope to see you in Seattle!

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Latest Stable Release: Grafana v5.4

Release Highlights

You can learn more about Grafana v5.4 in the release blog post.

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From the Blogosphere

Grafana v5.4 Stable released!: This release blog post highlights the major enhancements included in Grafana v5.4 and how to use the new features.

Step By Step Monitoring Cassandra With Prometheus And Grafana: Check out this step by step guide on how to monitor a Cassandra cluster with Prometheus and Grafana on a VM.

Cool Features in Grafana that You Might Missed: In this article, Fairuz discusses how he used Grafana’s rendering API to send png snapshots of graph panels to his various services.

How to export alerts from Prometheus to Grafana: David dives into alerting in this article and explores the method he’s found most successful in creating an alerting dashboard in Grafana with Prometheus.

Introduction to Kubernetes Monitoring: This article explores what you should be monitoring in Kubernetes and how to go about it with Rancher, Prometheus, and Grafana.

Monitoring Server Power Usage and Cost with Grafana | and How to create the graphs: Building an effective dashboard can be as much art as science. This article shows you how to monitor the server power usage and cost of your homelab, and how to build your own Grafana dashboard to track it.



GrafanaCon - We're shaking things up on day 2!

You spoke and we listened. Based on your feedback, we're adding TSDB focused tracks and hands-on workshops to our second day program to give you a chance to dive into the nitty gritty of the most popular open source monitoring tools from the experts who build and maintain them.

Class will be in session for topics like:

Get your tickets while they last!

Join us in Los Angeles, California February 25-26, 2019 for 2 days of talks and in-depth workshops 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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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 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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Featured Job

As Grafana continues to grow we’re building our European sales team and are hiring Business Development Representatives based in our Stockholm office. This is a rare opportunity to join an early stage startup and take an instrumental role in helping to build the sales function. Apply now.

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Tweet of the Week

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

Thanks Peter! This was a popular feature request, and we're excited that it made it into this release.



How are we doing?

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