timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 73
Welcome to TimeShift
As 2018 draws to a close, we’d like to thank all of our readers for their support and feedback. We look forward to returning in 2019 and sharing more articles about Grafana and the open source monitoring community.
Also, GrafanaCon LA is coming up Feb 25-26, 2019 and we’re excited to announce day 2 is going to be packed with TSDB-focused tracks and hands-on workshops. Learn how to get the most out of Grafana, how to extend Grafana’s visualization capabilities and get instruction from the experts. We’re also putting together an IoT session where you can get hands-on visualizing sensor data. It’s going to be a blast, so grab your ticket before they’re sold out!
Class will be in session for topics like:
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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 (*cough* Grafana Loki *cough*) and the broader ecosystem like Prometheus, Graphite, InfluxDB, Kubernetes, and more.Register for GrafanaCon
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Latest Stable Release: Grafana v5.4.2
- Datasource admin: Fix for issue creating new data source when same name exists #14467
- OAuth: Fix for oauth auto login setting, can now be set using env variable #14435
- Dashboard search: Fix for searching tags in tags filter dropdown.
From the Blogosphere
**[VIDEO] On the path to full observability with OSS (and launch of Loki)**: The video from David Kaltschmidt’s KubeCon 2018 presentation is now available. Learn how to instrument an app with Prometheus and Jaeger, how to debug your app, and get a sneak peek at Grafana Loki, our new Prometheus-inspired open source logging project.
Cortex: a multi-tenant, horizontally scalable Prometheus-as-a-Service: Dive into Cortex, the open source Prometheus-as-a-Service platform that powers Grafana Cloud. Learn about the history of the project, architecture, the gaps it helps fill, and common use-cases.
Marvel at Grafana Loki: The Prometheus of open source log backends: Jane Elizabeth distills much of the information we’ve released on Loki into a recap of what Loki is, what it does and how to try it out today. She also slips in a few references to the mischievous Norse God and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
How to graph IDRAC temperature, power usage and fan speed measurements in Grafana: Learn how to get your Idrac sensor metrics into Grafana to visualize metrics for temperature, power, and fan speed in 20 minutes.
**[Cosmos] How to Set Up Your Own Network Monitoring Dashboard**: A quick walkthrough on how to install and configure Grafana and Prometheus to monitor and visualize data on the Cosmos network.
Grafana Plugin Update
The Kentik Connect Pro app got an update this week to better display API errors. Read more and install the update below. To update any of your plugins in your on-prem Grafana, use the grafana-cli tool, or for Grafana Cloud update with one-click.
Kentik Connect Pro - Version 1.3.2 of the Kentik Connect Pro App was released and updates:
- Easier troubleshooting when configuring the app: API errors will now be displayed in an alert-box.
- API query errors encountered by a panel will now be displayed in the dialog box available on the top-left corner diagnostic panel.
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Tweet of the WeekWe scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard or monitoring related tweet and show it off! #monitoringLove
Grafana v6 Preview: The new Panel Edit UX just landed in master! You can now easily change visualization type. This will be refined further in coming weeks, but try it out now in nightly builds! pic.twitter.com/p0k40Hyo55— Grafana (@grafana) December 17, 2018
We're really excited at all the new enhancements and UX tweaks we're making in Grafana v6.0 - all focused on making Grafana more intuitive and easy to use. Grafana v6.0 stable won't be ready until February, but you can give the new functionality a try in the nightly builds.
How are we doing?
That wraps up TimeShift for 2018. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our weekly roundups. What would you like to see here in 2019? Email or send us a tweet, or post something at our community forum.
Related Case Studies
For Hiya, one of the key selling points was the fact that Grafana Cloud is powered by Cortex.
Thanks to its adoption of Cortex last year, the monitoring team has been able to ensure stability at growing scale.