Grafana Cloud Changelog

New updates and improvements to Grafana Cloud.

February 2021

Last updated on February 19, 2021

Agent and integrations

We continue to make improvements to the onboarding experience to make getting started with Grafana Cloud as easy as possible. As such, the integrations wizard is now the new onboarding wizard.

  • The wizard includes more information on how to configure core cloud services: Prometheus, Graphite, Loki, and Tempo.
  • The wizard surfaces the top standard Grafana data sources, like GitHub and mySQL.
  • New integrations added: Elasticsearch and Ruby Rack

The instructions for installing the agent have been greatly simplified and the number of steps have been reduced:

  • For users with a Debian or RedHat based operating system, the agent is now packaged together for a single-line install.

Cloud alerting

  • You can now manage and view notifications from alert rules via the new Notifications tabs.
  • Some buttons and tabs have been renamed and rearranged to clarify confusion around persisting changes.

Synthetic monitoring

  • It’s now possible to create alerts for your checks. This uses Prometheus style rules and alerts can all be managed directly within the cloud alerting interface.

Other notable changes

  • Concurrent sessions are now being enforced: One account cannot have more than 3 at a time.

January 2021

Last updated on February 18, 2021

Agent and integrations

There’s a new integrations management page that you can access via the lighting bolt icon! From here, you’ll be able to see all of the integrations available on Grafana Cloud and quickly install any of them.

  • New integrations added: Apollo Server, NodeJS, Consul, PostgresSQL, Spring Boot, Cert Manager, and Caddy.
  • The walkthrough interface has been slightly updated for a better and faster viewing experience.

Cloud alerting

  • Template creation and management is now possible in the Alertmanager configuration
  • Editors can now manage silences
  • Data sources are selectable on each tab

November 2020

Last updated on February 18, 2021

Agent and integrations

We’re working hard to put out more integrations and continue to improve the experience around configuring these pre-built dashboards and alerts.

  • 7 new integrations have been added: MySQL, Java, Redis, Golang, Etcd, Memcached, and Dnsmasq.
  • Logos have been added to make integrations more identifiable.

Cloud alerting

Prometheus alerting and recording rules get even easier to manage in Grafana Cloud with some recent improvements.

  • You can now create, delete, and manage rule groups directly in Grafana Cloud Alerting.
  • Newly created rule groups will appear at the top.
  • You can now move rules between groups via a drop-down.
  • You can now create silences for your alerts in Grafana Cloud Alerting. This is all of the same Prometheus Alertmanager functionality unified into our interface. Best of all, it works with your Loki log data, too!
  • While managing notification silences, matching alerts can now be collapsed.

Synthetic monitoring

We’re continuing to improve the experience of migrating from worldPing to Synthetic Monitoring with Grafana Cloud.

  • Synthetic Monitoring is now installed by default!
  • First time users of Synthetic Monitoring will also be presented with a much friendlier landing page to help with additional configuration.