There are countless Grafana dashboards that will only ever be seen internally. But there are also a number of large organizations that have made their dashboards public for a variety of uses. These dashboards can be interesting to browse, giving you an insider’s peek into how real Grafana users set up their visualizations, with actual live data to boot. Perhaps some of them will inspire you to get to work on your own Grafana?
“To start, your monitoring stack should not cost you stacks,” Sensu Software Engineer Nikki Attea told the crowd at GrafanaCon L.A. “Avocado toast is really expensive. But the good news is your monitoring solution doesn’t have to be.” To prove it, Attea presented an easy developer-centric use case that leverages Sensu, a monitoring event pipeline which collects, processes, and roots different event types including discovery, availability, telemetry, and alerts.
The Emergency Services team at Trapeze Group provides 24/7/365 support for ambulances in Australia. Each fleet can contain as many as 1,000 vehicles, with more than 60 telemetry channels and 120 million messages going in and out to paramedics every day.
While Logz.io provides Kibana — the ELK Stack’s visualization tool — as part of its service, a lot of users have asked us to support Grafana. One of the leading open source visualization tools today, Grafana has some added value when compared to Kibana, especially around visualizing time-series data.
We recently released an expanded version of our Kibana training course in response to increased demand and new features. The instructor-led course prepares technical or non-technical professionals, data analysts, security analysts, operations analysts, DevOps, and others to harness Kibana to visualize, manage, and analyze data in Elasticsearch. The revised course has doubled in length to include fresh Kibana content themes like Canvas, query bar, spaces, advanced settings, and much more.
A very useful feature of Grafana is the ability to display dashboards and playlists on a large TV. Documentation on how to do this is sparse, which inspired this tutorial and also led to automating the process.
The Internet of Things has transformed people’s lives, enabling everything from “smart homes” to remote health monitoring. And now a startup called AMMP Technologies is using IoT – and Grafana – to help bring electricity to rural Africa. Hendrik Broering, COO and cofounder of AMMP, told the audience at GrafanaCon L.A. about a village in Tanzania called Changombe, with a population of about 2,000 and no access to electricity until 2017.
Today we are releasing Grafana 5.4.4 and 6.1.5. These patch releases include an important security fix for all Grafana installations between 5.4.0 and 6.1.6. Grafana installs between 6.0.0 and 6.1.4 are less vulnerable due to other security improvements. These versions are only vulnerable if the administrator has disabled default security settings.
So you have a Grafana dashboard that shows failures at 0.01% and that latency is down throughout the company. But rather than get a pat on the back, “your boss’s boss is saying cut the crap or stop the mumbo jumbo. What does it really mean for our business?” said Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona, which offers solutions such as support, management services, consultant training, and custom engineering for MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Postgres and other open source databases.