Grafana Labs has created the Explore UI, which allows you to iterate quickly through Prometheus queries, while leaving your dashboards intact. This post will walk you through a demo and show you how to try it out yourself.
Øredev - Carl Bergquist - Monitoring for Everyone What is monitoring? What do the terms log, metric, and distributed tracing actually mean? What makes a good alert? Why should I care? At a recent developer conference in Malmö, Sweden, I gave a presentation on monitoring and observability to discuss the high level concepts and common tools that are out there. Monitoring and observability can easily become quite complex, but at the heart of it, we simply want to know how our systems are performing, and when performance drops – be able to find out why.
Grafana is used by hundreds of thousands of users on a wide variety of data sources. Among these there is a division in approaches to collecting the data. These are logging as exemplified by Elasticsearch as part of the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana), and metrics as exemplified by Prometheus. What do I mean by monitoring? Monitoring means knowing what’s going on inside your system, how much traffic it’s getting, how it’s performing, how many errors there are.