Instana

Data Source

instana datasource

Instana Data Source

This is a Grafana datasource for showing metrics from Instana AI-Powered APM for dynamic applications.

Features

  • Dynamic Focus queries
  • Automatic completion for available types and metrics
  • Utilises Instana REST API
  • Security via access token

Configuration

This datasource uses the Instana REST API to query the metric values. First of all you will need to generate an API token. Use this token along with the URL for your Instana account e.g. https://prod-acme.instana.io

datasource configuration

Usage

Query Editor

empty query editor

To start, enter the Dynamic Focus query. This is exactly the same as used in the Instana dashboard; you can test your queries in Instana and then copy and paste them into Grafana. NOTE Saved filters are not currently supported by the Grafana datasource plugin.

Built-in metrics

Once you filled in the query the available types dropdown will be automatically populated, select the type you want.

As you select the type, the available metrics dropdown will be automatically populated, select the metric you want.

If your Dynamic Focus query matches multiple instances then, the returned dataset will include metrics from all those matching instances; providing graphs with multiple plots like the example below.

multiple plot graph

Custom metrics

To choose custom metrics matching your query you need to select "Custom metrics" from the category dropdown, which will automatically populate the available metrics dropdown. As there might be a huge amount of custom metrics, you can specify an optional filter to reduce to a corresponding subset.

If your Dynamic Focus query matches multiple instances then, the returned dataset will include metrics from all those matching instances; providing graphs with multiple plots like the example below.

custom plot graph

Install Plugin

Version

Dependencies:
  • Grafana 3.x.x