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Data Source

Grafana data source plugin for Chaos Mesh.

This plugin requires Chaos Mesh >=2.1, Grafana >= 10.0.

Note: We only test the plugin on Grafana 10.0.3, it may support lower versions, but we are not sure. Upgrading to Grafana v10 is because of the Angular support deprecation. If you encounter any problems, please open an issue to let us know.


  • Displaying Chaos events in a table visualization
  • Support Variables to filter Chaos events
  • Support Annotations to annotate Chaos events on the panel


With dashboard

With cli

grafana-cli plugins install chaosmeshorg-datasource

Manual installation

Download the plugin zip package with the following command or go to to download:

curl -LO

After downloading, unzip:


Then update and save the grafana.ini file:

  allow_loading_unsigned_plugins = chaosmeshorg-datasource

Finally, restart Grafana to load the plugin.


Once installed, go to Administration -> Data sources and add Chaos Mesh, then go to the configuration page:


Assuming you have Chaos Mesh installed locally, the Chaos Dashboard will export the API on port 2333 by default. So, if you haven't changed anything, you can fill in http://localhost:2333.

Then use the port-forward command to activate:

kubectl port-forward -n chaos-testing svc/chaos-dashboard 2333:2333

Finally, click Save & test to test the connection. If it shows a successful notification, the setup is complete.


The data source plugin looks at the Chaos Mesh through the lens of events, and the following options are responsible for filtering the different events:

  • Object ID

    Filter by object uuid.

  • Namespace

    Filter by different namespace.

  • Name

    Filter by object name.

  • Kind

    Filter by kind (PodChaos, NetworkChaos, Schedule...). You can also input an arbitrary kind if you implement a new kind in Chaos Mesh.

  • Limit

    Limit the number of events.

All of them will be passed as parameters to the /api/events API.


The data source plugin supports adding query variables by different metrics:


  • Namespace

    After selection, all available namespaces will show in the Preview of values directly.

  • Kind

    Same as Namespace. Retrieve all kinds.

  • Experiment/Schedule/Workflow

    Same as Namespace. Retrieve current all experiments/schedules/workflows.

    You can also specify the queries to further filter the values, for example, ?namespace=default will only retrieve the experiments/schedules/workflows in the default namespace.


You can integrate events into panels via annotations, the following is a sample creation, it will retrieve all PodChaos events:


Please refer to Query to fill in the corresponding fields.

How to contribute

Pull a request or open an issue to describe your changes or problems.


Same as Chaos Mesh. Under the Apache-2.0 License.

Installing Chaos Mesh on Grafana Cloud:

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.


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

The format is based on Keep a Changelog, and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

[3.0.0] - 2023-12-18


Deprecate Angular support. Refer to #55 for more details. Please also read the README for new information.

[2.2.3] - 2022-08-07


  • Update the outdated annotations screenshot.

[2.2.2] - 2022-07-31


Ready for submission to grafana official plugins repository. 🥰

[2.2.1] - 2022-07-28


  • Clone the annotation query before using it, which prevents mutating the original value if you use a variable in annotations.
  • Reset the kind field to input in annotations, which allows you to use variables in the kind field, such as $kind.

[2.2.0] - 2022-06-24


  • Allow to specify a limit on the number of events for all queries in the settings
  • Add Workflow metric to the Variables


  • Optimize the display of annotations


  • Allow the query string to be specified in the Variables Query

[2.1.0] - 2021-09-16


  • Compatible with Chaos Mesh 2.x (after 2.0.x, will start with 2.1.x).
  • Bump the minimal grafana version to 7.0.0
  • Bump grafana/toolkit to 8.x

[0.2.2] - 2021-04-15


  • Allow custom value in the select field

[0.2.0] - 2021-03-09


  • Displaying Chaos events in a table visualization
  • Support Variables to filter Chaos events
  • Support Annotations to annotate Chaos events on the panel