Plugins 〉SCADAvis Synoptic Panel


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SCADAvis Synoptic Panel

  • Overview
  • Installation
  • Change log
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Powerful SCADA-like synoptic graphics panel for Grafana

This panel plugin allows unleashing the power of SCADA-like graphics in Grafana.

The SCADAvis.io online service provides an incredibly powerful SVG Editor that can be used to create free-form graphics animated with Grafana data.

Learn how to obtain and use the SCADAvis.io editor here.

In the SVG file, graphical objects should be marked with tags that match metrics or aliases names from Grafana data queries.

Step-by-step example:

  • Create a new SVG file using the SCADAvis.io Synoptic Editor.
  • Put a text object the top left position.
  • Change the text to %f (use printf convention to format numbers).
  • Select the text object and click the right mouse button, choose "Object Properties".
  • Go to the "Get" tab and type in the "Tag" field some tag name such as "TAG1". Tags like "@1", "@2", etc. will link to 1st, 2nd, etc. data series available at runtime.
  • Save the SVG file (do not change the default format).
  • Edit the Grafana panel with the SCADAvis.io plugin.
  • In the "Panel Options" tab, click the "Upload SVG file" button and choose your SVG file.
  • In the "Query" panel choose a Data Source and use the tag name that is inside the SVG file (e.g. "TAG1") as the metric name. Example query: "SELECT <value column> as value, "TAG1" as metric FROM ...". Example data sources like "Random Walk" and "Live Measurements" will also work.
  • Save the panel and it will display the value obtained from the query in the panel as a float value.
  • There are many animations possible such as fill/stroke color, position, opacity, etc. (see "Learn" section on https://scadavis.io site).

This plugin uses IFrames, so it may be necessary to enable the "allow_embedding" Grafana config option.

In grafana.ini:
[security]
allow_embedding = true

Or with an environment variable: GF_SECURITY_ALLOW_EMBEDDING=true

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Installation

Use the new grafana-cli tool to install scadavis-synoptic-panel from the command line:

grafana-cli plugins install scadavis-synoptic-panel

The plugin will be installed into your grafana plugins directory; the default is /var/lib/grafana/plugins if you installed the grafana package.

More instructions on the cli tool can be found here.

Alternative installation method

It is also possible to clone this repo directly into your plugins directory.

Afterwards restart grafana-server and the plugin should be automatically detected and used.

git clone https://github.com/riclolsen/scadavis-synoptic-panel.git
sudo service grafana-server restart

Clone into a directory of your choice

If the plugin is cloned to a directory that is not the default plugins directory then you need to edit your grafana.ini config file (Default location is at /etc/grafana/grafana.ini) and add this:

[plugin.scadavis-synoptic-panel]
path = /home/your/clone/dir/scadavis-synoptic-panel

Notice that if you clone it into the grafana plugins directory you do not need to add the above config option. That is only if you want to place the plugin in a directory outside the standard plugins directory. Be aware that grafana-server needs read access to the directory.

Changelog

Version 2.0.0

  • Plugin updated for React.
  • Internet connectivity not required.
  • Compatible with Grafana 9.* and 10.*.

Version 1.0.4

  • Added "Load SVG from local file" config option.
  • Better auto resize handling.
  • Internet connectivity required.
  • Compatible also with Grafana 6.7, 7 and 8.
  • For Grafana 7.* and 8.*, use this version and apply the "Prepare Time Series" / "Multi-frame time series" transform operation to the data source.

Version 1.0.3

  • Added "Auto Resize" config option.
  • Supported Grafana Templating Variables.
  • More efficient data update and display rendering.
  • Generic tagging (@1, @2, @3, ...) compatible with the Power BI plugin.
  • Better responsiveness to configuration changes.

Version 1.0.2

  • Better README.md.

Version 1.0.1

  • Revised version. Watermark removed.

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial version.

Installing SCADAvis Synoptic Panel on Grafana Cloud:

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.

Changelog

Version 2.0.0

  • Plugin updated for React.
  • Internet connectivity not required.
  • Compatible with Grafana 9.* and 10.*.

Version 1.0.4

  • Added "Load SVG from local file" config option.
  • Better auto resize handling.
  • Internet connectivity required.
  • Compatible also with Grafana 6.7, 7 and 8.
  • For Grafana 7.* and 8.*, use this version and apply the "Prepare Time Series" / "Multi-frame time series" transform operation to the data source.

Version 1.0.3

  • Added "Auto Resize" config option.
  • Supported Grafana Templating Variables.
  • More efficient data update and display rendering.
  • Generic tagging (@1, @2, @3, ...) compatible with the Power BI plugin.
  • Better responsiveness to configuration changes.

Version 1.0.2

  • Better README.md.

Version 1.0.1

  • Revised version. Watermark removed.

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial version.