GitHub integration for Grafana Cloud
GitHub is a provider of Internet hosting for software development and version control using Git.
This integration includes 2 pre-built dashboards to help monitor and visualize GitHub metrics.
Before you begin
It is advised that you provide a GitHub personal access token so that the API ratelimit is not reached prematurely.
We strongly recommend that you give it only the strictly mandatory security privileges necessary for monitoring your repositories, which are all read-only, as per the official documentation.
Install GitHub integration for Grafana Cloud
- In your Grafana Cloud stack, click Connections in the left-hand menu.
- Find GitHub and click its tile to open the integration.
- Review the prerequisites in the Configuration Details tab and set up Grafana Agent to send GitHub metrics to your Grafana Cloud instance.
- Click Install to add this integration’s pre-built dashboards to your Grafana Cloud instance, and you can start monitoring your GitHub setup.
Post-install configuration for the GitHub integration
This integration is configured to work with the
Github exporter, which is embedded in the Grafana Agent.
Enable the integration by adding the provided snippet to your agent configuration file.
In the agent configuration file, you must specify the repositories for which you wish to collect statistics. This can be a combination of specifying entire orgs, or users, and listing repositories explicitly. We also recommend that you use the
api_token_file parameter to avoid setting the authentication token directly on the agent config file.
For a full description of configuration options see how to configure the
github_exporter_config block in the agent documentation.
Configuration snippets for Grafana Agent
integrations, insert the following lines and change the URLs according to your environment:
github_exporter: enabled: true api_token: '<your github api token>' repositories: - grafana/agent relabel_configs: - replacement: '<your-instance-name>' target_label: instance
Full example configuration for Grafana Agent
Refer to the following Grafana Agent configuration for a complete example that contains all the snippets used for the GitHub integration. This example also includes metrics that are sent to monitor your Grafana Agent instance.
integrations: prometheus_remote_write: - basic_auth: password: <your_prom_pass> username: <your_prom_user> url: <your_prom_url> agent: enabled: true relabel_configs: - action: replace source_labels: - agent_hostname target_label: instance - action: replace target_label: job replacement: "integrations/agent-check" metric_relabel_configs: - action: keep regex: (prometheus_target_.*|prometheus_sd_discovered_targets|agent_build.*|agent_wal_samples_appended_total|process_start_time_seconds) source_labels: - __name__ # Add here any snippet that belongs to the `integrations` section. # For a correct indentation, paste snippets copied from Grafana Cloud at the beginning of the line. github_exporter: enabled: true api_token: '<your github api token>' repositories: - grafana/agent relabel_configs: - replacement: '<your-instance-name>' target_label: instance logs: configs: - clients: - basic_auth: password: <your_loki_pass> username: <your_loki_user> url: <your_loki_url> name: integrations positions: filename: /tmp/positions.yaml scrape_configs: # Add here any snippet that belongs to the `logs.configs.scrape_configs` section. # For a correct indentation, paste snippets copied from Grafana Cloud at the beginning of the line. metrics: configs: - name: integrations remote_write: - basic_auth: password: <your_prom_pass> username: <your_prom_user> url: <your_prom_url> scrape_configs: # Add here any snippet that belongs to the `metrics.configs.scrape_configs` section. # For a correct indentation, paste snippets copied from Grafana Cloud at the beginning of the line. global: scrape_interval: 60s wal_directory: /tmp/grafana-agent-wal
The GitHub integration installs the following dashboards in your Grafana Cloud instance to help monitor your system.
- GitHub API Usage
- GitHub Repository Stats
The most important metrics provided by the GitHub integration, which are used on the pre-built dashboards, are as follows:
# 0.0.5 - September 2023 * Update Grafana Agent configuration snippets to include filtered metrics used in gauge panels # 0.0.4 - August 2023 * New Filter Metrics option for configuring the Grafana Agent, which saves on metrics cost by dropping any metric not used by this integration. Beware that anything custom built using metrics that are not on the snippet will stop working. * New hostname relabel option, which applies the instance name you write on the text box to the Grafana Agent configuration snippets, making it easier and less error prone to configure this mandatory label. # 0.0.3 - September 2022 * Update dashboard panels descriptions. # 0.0.2 - October 2021 * Update mixin to latest version: - Update the datasource template variable label to 'Data Source' # 0.0.1 - August 2021 * Initial release
By connecting your GitHub instance to Grafana Cloud, you might incur charges. To view information on the number of active series that your Grafana Cloud account uses for metrics included in each Cloud tier, see Active series and dpm usage and Cloud tier pricing.