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Import example data

If you’re just looking for a way to explore Grafana Cloud without having to go through instrumenting and connecting your own applications, you can import a set of example data sources and dashboards.

Grafana Cloud currently provide two different sets of dashboards covering the following use cases:

  • A demo aimed at Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) showcasing Logs, Metrics and Traces from a fictional Pizza-as-a-Service website
  • A general purpose Weather demo, displaying weather data from multiple locations across the world

Installation

To install the data sources and dashboards, in the sidebar, navigate to Apps and then select Demo Data Dashboards

Select a demo and click on Install Dashboards. This imports the required data sources and dashboards into your Grafana instance.

Note

As the installation uses your current level of access, installation can only be performed by users which can create data sources and dashboards (such as the built in Administrator role).

If you want to reset the dashboards to their original state at any point, click the “Reset dashboards” button which shows up after installation.

Explore the data

Depending on which variant you chose, you will find a folder with the same name in your list of dashboards. You can also build your own dashboards based on the grafanacloud-demoinfra-{logs,prom,traces} data sources.

SRE demo

Screenshot of the SRE Demo Dashboard

For the SRE demo, this folder contains:

  • A Dashboard giving SREs an overview of system health
  • A Dashboard containing detailed response timings for every subsystem
  • A Dashboard showing business metrics for the application

You can influence the metrics by checking out the live site at quickpizza-demo.grafana.fun.

Weather demo

Screenshot of the Weather Demo Dashboard The weather demo ships with two dashboards giving a detailed overview of the weather. Both dashboards show the same data but are either in imperial or metric units.

Advanced features

The data provided can also be used to explore more advanced Grafana Cloud features such as Application Observability and Kuberentes Monitoring. To do this, select the grafanacloud-demoinfra data sources in the respective plugin settings.

Pricing

The data sources showcased in these demonstrations are provided and hosted free of charge by Grafana Cloud. You are not billed for using them.

Uninstall

The demo data sources and dashboards are not synchronized automatically. This means you can remove them by deleting the respective folders and data sources as you would with any other resource.