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Sentry

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Sentry data source plugin with Grafana

The Sentry data source plugin allows you to query and visualize Sentry data within Grafana.

Requirements

The Sentry data source has the following requirements:

  • Grafana user with a server or organization administration role; refer to Permissions.
  • An active Sentry account
  • In Sentry, The Admin, Manager, or Owner role is required to get an internal integration token

Known limitations

With the Grafana Sentry data source plugin, you are able to visualize issues or usage statistics within an organization. For more information, see Issues and Org Stats.

Install the Sentry data source plugin

To install the Sentry data source plugin in your Grafana instance, refer to Installation.

Get an authentication token from Sentry

To configure the Sentry data source plugin within Grafana, get an internal integration token from Sentry:

  1. Go to https://sentry.io.
  2. Navigate to Organization Settings, and then to Developer Settings.
  3. Select New Internal Integration.
  4. Use a valid name such as Grafana.
  5. Go to PERMISSIONS, provide Read permissions to the required resources such as "Project", "Issue and Event", and "Organization".
  6. Copy the token, and then use this token when configuring the data source within Grafana.

Note: In Sentry, The Admin, Manager, or Owner role is required to get an internal integration token

Configure the data source in Grafana

Add a data source by filling in the following fields:

Field nameDescription
Sentry URLSentry URL to be used. If left blank, the default is https://sentry.io.
Sentry OrgSentry Org slug. Typically this is in the URL, such as https://sentry.io/organizations/{organization_slug}/.
Sentry Auth TokenSentry Auth token. You can generate this from https://sentry.io/settings/{organization_slug}/developer-settings/) using the steps specified in the previous section.

Configure the data source via provisioning

You can configure data sources to use Grafana’s provisioning system. For more information about how provisioning works, and all of the settings that you can set for data sources, see Provisioning Grafana.

Here is an example for provisioning this data source:

apiVersion: 1
datasources:
  - name: Sentry
    type: grafana-sentry-datasource
    access: proxy
    orgId: 1
    version: 1
    editable: false
    jsonData:
      url: https://sentry.io
      orgSlug: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    secureJsonData:
      authToken: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Query the data source

The query editor allows you to query Sentry, get sentry issues and stats and display them in Grafana dashboard panels. You can choose one of the following query types, to get the relevant data.

Sentry issues

To get the list of Sentry issues, select Sentry Issues as the query type. Issues are filtered based on Grafana’s selected time range.

FieldDescription
Query TypeChoose Issues as query type.
Projects(optional) Select one or more projects to filter the results.
Environments(optional) Select one or more environments to filter the results.
Query(optional) Enter your sentry query to get the relevant results.
Sort By(optional) Select the order of results you want to display.
Limit(optional) Limit the number of results displayed.

Sentry Org stats

To get the trend of Sentry Org stats, select Stats as the query type. Org stats are filtered based on Grafana’s selected time range.

FieldDescription
Query TypeChoose Stats as query type.
FieldSelect the field type you want to trend. Currently, you must choose either sum(quantity) or sum(times_seen).
Category FilterSelect the category you want to filter the results. You must to choose one the available option there.
Group By(optional) Select one or more fields you want to group the results.
Projects(optional) Select one or more projects to filter the results.
Outcome Filter(optional) Select one of more outcomes to filter the results.
Reason Filter(optional) Enter comma separated list of reasons you want to filter.

Templates and variables

In Grafana dashboards, you can use Sentry entities as dashboard variables. Sentry data source supports following variables:

Variable nameDescription
ProjectsLists the Sentry projects. The project name is used as the display value, and each project ID is used as an actual value.
EnvironmentsLists the Sentry environments for the selected projects. If you do not select a project, all of the applicable environments are listed.

Annotations

Annotations give you the ability to overlay Sentry issues on graphs. In the annotations editor, you have to choose Issues for creating annotations from Sentry issues.

Get the most out of the plugin

Installing Sentry on Grafana Cloud:

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.

Changelog

1.0.1 (2022-02-07)

  • Docs update to plugin requirements.

1.0.0 (2021-11-08)

  • Initial release.