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Apache SkyWalking

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Skywalking Grafana Plugins

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SkyWalking Grafana Plugins provide extensions for Apache SkyWalking to visualize telemetry data on Grafana.

Currently, SkyWalking supports PromQL to establish Grafana metrics dashboard.

The plugins are focusing on visualizing more telemetry data, e.g. Service Map Topology, as a new Grafana data source implementation.

Install the latest version of SkyWalking data source in your Grafana application

  • Require Grafana 9.5.1+
> grafana-cli plugins install apache-skywalking-datasource

Configure the data source

To configure basic settings for the data source, complete the following steps:

  1. Click Connections in the left-side menu.

  2. Under Your connections, click Data sources.

  3. Enter SkyWalking in the search bar.

  4. Select SkyWalking.

The Settings tab of the data source is displayed.

  1. Set the data source’s basic configuration options:
NameSets the name you use to refer to the data source in panels and queries.
URLSets the URL of the SkyWalking instance, such as

Add Service Topology Graph

  1. Select the Dashboards tab.

  2. Select the Node Graph in the dashboard.

  3. Set the data source’s basic configuration options on the query tab:

Layer$layerCurrent layer of services
Service$serviceCurrent service
Node Metrics[{"name":"service_sla","calculation":"percentage","label":"Success Rate","unit":"%"}]Supports multiple metrics
Edge Metrics[{"name":"service_relation_server_cpm","label":"Client Load","unit":"cpm","type":"SERVER"}]Only supports maximum two metrics

Contact Us

  • Mail list: Mail to, follow the reply to subscribe the mail list.
  • Send Request to join SkyWalking slack mail to the mail list(, we will invite you in.
  • Twitter, ASFSkyWalking
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Apache 2.0 License.

NOTICE, Grafana itself is licensed in GNU Affero General Public License v3.0.

Installing SkyWalking on Grafana Cloud:

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.


All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.


Implement the data source of service Topology.