v6.1 Stable released! A few weeks have passed since the excitement of the major Grafana 6.0 release during GrafanaCon, which means it’s time for a new Grafana release. Grafana 6.1 iterates on the permissions system to allow for teams to be more self-organizing. It also includes a feature for Prometheus that enables a more exploratory workflow for dashboards.
What’s New in Grafana v6.1 Ad hoc filtering for Prometheus - A new query-focused workflow for ad hoc data exploration and troubleshooting.
Monitoring with Azure and Grafana What is whitebox monitoring?
Why do we monitor our systems?
What is the Azure Monitor plugin and how can I use it to monitor my Azure resources?
Recently, I spoke at Swetugg 2018, a .NET conference held in Stockholm, Sweden to answer these questions. In this video you’ll learn some basic monitoring principles, some of the tools we use to monitor our systems, and get an inside look at the new Azure Monitor plugin for Grafana.
v5.1 Stable Release The recent 5.0 major release contained a lot of new features so the Grafana 5.1 release is focused on smoothing out the rough edges and iterating over some of the new features.
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Release Highlights There are two new features included, Heatmap Support for Prometheus and a new core data source for Microsoft SQL Server.
Another highlight is the revamp of the Grafana docker container that makes it easier to run and control but be aware there is a breaking change to file permissions that will affect existing containers with data volumes.
Release Highlights The Grafana 4.6 release contains some exciting and much anticipated new additions:
The new Postgres Data Source Create your own Annotations for the Graph panel Cloudwatch Alerting Support Prometheus query editor enhancements This is a big release so check out the other features and fixes in the Changelog section below.
Annotations Annotations provide a way to mark points on the graph with rich events.
Grafana v4.4 is now available for download.
Release Highlights The main highlight of this release is the new Dashboard History feature that was co-developed with Walmart Labs. Big thanks to them for this massive contribution!
Dashboard History This features introduces version control for dashboards. Every time a dashboard is saved, a copy of the dashboard is saved as a previous version. A dashboard version can be compared with other versions and a previous version can be restored.
Grafana v4.3 is now available for download.
Release Highlights New Heatmap Panel Graph Panel Histogram Mode Elasticsearch Histogram Aggregation Prometheus Table data format New MySQL Data Source (alpha version to get some early feedback) Dashed lines in the Graph Panel 60+ small fixes and improvements, most of them contributed by our fantastic community! Check out the New Features in v4.3 Dashboard on the Grafana Play site for a showcase of these new features.
Grafana v4.3 Beta is now available for download.
Release Highlights New Heatmap Panel Graph Panel Histogram Mode Elasticsearch Histogram Aggregation Prometheus Table data format New MySQL Data Source (alpha version to get some early feedback) 60+ small fixes and improvements, most of them contributed by our fantastic community! Check out the New Features in v4.3 Dashboard on the Grafana Play site for a showcase of these new features.
In part 1, I wrote a simple Clock Plugin. However, it’s too simple to be usable for most people. In this post, I will show how to make this plugin customizable and at the same time explain more about how plugins can hook into Grafana. To make the clock panel more usable, we should be able to:
choose a 12 or 24 hour clock set the background color set the font size set date/time formats Then after that we’ll add some more features.
People have been asking for a Clock Panel in Grafana so I thought I’d give it a try and at the same time show how to build plugins for Grafana.
Grafana 3.0 introduces a new plugin system architecture and these plugins can be shared with everyone through Grafana.net.
TL;DR If you just want a clock panel for Grafana then the finished Clock Panel plugin is here. Check out the current version of the code on GitHub here.