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GrafanaCon 2016 Videos Available


GrafanaCon 2016 Last November we held the second GrafanaCon. This time it was actually a real conference and not a glorified meetup (like GrafanaCon 2015). It was a full two day conference, with over 200 attendees, 10 sponsors, 30 talks covering a diverse set of topics from the Grafana ecosystem & user community. We also had an awesome and unique venue aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum which is an aircraft carrier that has been converted into a museum highlighting US naval and air force history (it also has the spaceship Enterprise on board).

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Grafana 4.1 Release


Grafana v4.1 Grafana v4.1 is now available for download. The new version contains a lot of improvement and the majority of them come from pull requests. The fact that we can release 4.1.0 so quickly after 4.0 is all thanks to the Grafana community and all the contributors. Big thumbs up! Release Highlights Graph: Support for shared tooltip on all graphs as you hover over one graph. #1578, #6274 Victorops: Add VictorOps notification integration #6411, thx @ichekrygin Opsgenie: Add OpsGenie notification integratiion #6687, thx @kylemcc Cloudwatch: Make it possible to specify access and secret key on the data source config page #6697 Elasticsearch: Added support for Elasticsearch 5.

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Grafana 4.1 Beta Release


Grafana v4.1 beta Grafana v4.1 Beta is now available for download. The new version contains a lot of improvement and the majority of them come from pull requests. The fact that we can release 4.1.0-beta1 so quickly after 4.0 is all thanks to the Grafana community and all the contributors. Big thumbs up! Release Highlights Graph: Support for shared tooltip on all graphs as you hover over one graph.

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Grafana 4.0 Stable Release


Grafana v4.0 stable is now available Grafana v4.0.2 is stable is now available for download. After about 4 weeks of beta fixes and testing are proud to announce that Grafana v4.0 stable is now released and production ready. This release contains a ton of minor new features, fixes and improved UX. But on top of the usual new goodies is a core new feature: Alerting! Read on below for a detailed description of what’s new in Grafana v4!

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Grafana 4.0 Beta Release


Grafana v4 Beta available Grafana v4.0 Beta is now available for download. As usual this release contains a ton of minor new features, fixes and improved UX. But on top of the usual new goodies is a core new feature: Alerting! Read on below for a detailed description of what’s new in Grafana v4! Alerting Alerting is a really revolutionary feature for Grafana. It transforms Grafana from a visualization tool into a truly mission critical monitoring tool.

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Project Update & GrafanaCon


Grafana v4 Update I know many are awaiting the next Grafana release, which will include the long anticipated alerting feature along with many other improvements. Besides data visualization, we hope alerting will be a fundamental feature in Grafana; a feature that will continue to evolve and improve for many years. That is why we have really taken the time get the design of the alert rule model and execution engine as solid and future proof as possible.

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Grafana 3.1.0 Released


Grafana 3.1.0 stable is now available for download! Release Highlights Dashboard Repository at Grafana.net. You can now discover and upload dashboards. Dashboard time range and variables values are now always synced with URL. Constant Template Variable have been added to make dashboard sharing easier (use as metric prefix). Singlestat can now map ranges to text. Metrics Grafana now supports sending metrics about itself. Full changelog Download Grafana 3.

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Dear Graphite Users and Developers


My name is Raj Dutt, and I am the co-founder and CEO of raintank, Inc. As many of you know, raintank is the company behind Grafana, which our co-founder Torkel created as a front-end for Graphite almost 3 years ago. Today, Grafana supports dozens of different time series databases. Overall, we think Graphite is pretty awesome. Originally written by Chris Davis at Orbitz in 2006, it has helped many thousands of companies achieve a quantum leap in how they handled their metrics.

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Grafana 3.1 Beta Released


Grafana 3.1 beta is now available for download! In this release we have focused on making monitoring more collaborative by enabling Grafana users to easily share and discover dashboard definitions. There is now a dashboards section no Grafana.net where you can discover and share dashboards for popular infrastructure and server applications. Release Highlights Dashboard Repository at Grafana.net. You can now discover and upload dashboards. Dashboard time range and variables values are now always synced with URL.

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Grafana 3.0 Stable Released


Grafana 3.0 Stable is now available for download! Over the past month we’ve been polishing features, fixing bugs and making sure everything is working the way it’s supposed to. We’ve been overwhelmed by the excitement and response around this release. See the features below to get a more in-depth look at what 3.0 has to offer, and check out what else we’ve been up to. Download Grafana 3.0. Live Demo.

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Timing is Everything. Editor Mode in Grafana 3.0 for the Clock Panel Plugin


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.

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Timing is Everything. Writing the Clock Panel Plugin for Grafana 3.0


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.

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Grafana 3.0 Beta Released


Today is the day! We are pleased to announce that Grafana 3.0 beta is released along with a preview of Grafana.net! Since our last release approximately 3 months ago, we’ve been extremely busy. This is the biggest update to Grafana ever, with over 1500 commits by over 30 contributors. Read on below to learn more about what’s new in 3.0 or: Download Grafana 3.0. Live Demo. Release Highlights Commercial Support Commercial Support subscriptions for Grafana are now generally available.

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Grafana- It's Rocket Science


At raintank, all our software is open source. We haven’t talked much about how the whole stack will fit together (more on that soon…), but starting with Grafana, every piece of it is being developed in the open. Our core revenue model is OpenSaaS: We couple our software with optional hosted services that we provide. These services are also powered by software that is open source. Most of our users will simply choose to download our open source software, and won’t pay us anything.

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Grafana 2.6.0 Released


We are proud to announce the v2.6.0 stable release. This release includes a new Table panel, an example of which you can see below. This new flexible panel enables multiple ways for visualizing time series and logs in a tabular format. The release also includes a new InfluxDB query editor, support for Elasticsearch pipeline aggregations, support for multiple Cloudwatch credentials and a ton of minor fixes and improvements. Check out the What’s New In Grafana v2.

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Grafana 2.6 Beta Released


Release highlights This release adds a new panel, namely the top requested Table Panel. Yes it is finally here! The reason for the beta release status is because the release also includes a new and more powerful InfluxDB query editor. This new editor works very differently from the previous one and requires more feedback and testing before a stable release can be made. Download Grafana 2.6 beta now The main documentation pages have yet to be updated with information about how to use the new table panel and the new InfluxDB editor so for now refer to this blog post for guidance.

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Grafana 2.5 Released


Release highlights Download Grafana 2.5 now This is an exciting release, and we want to share some of the highlights. The release includes many fixes and enhancements to all areas of Grafana, like new Data Sources, a new and improved timepicker, user invites, panel resize handles and improved InfluxDB and OpenTSDB support, LDAP improvements, Graph panel units. New time range controls A new timepicker with room for more quick ranges as well as new types of relative ranges, like Today, The day so far and This day last week.

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Grafana 2.1 Released


We’ve been working to implement many of the features you’ve requested since the release of 2.0, and are excited to announce the release of Grafana 2.1 today. We recommend that all Grafana users upgrade to this release. Grafana 2.1 brings improvements in three core areas: dashboarding, authentication, and data sources. As with every Grafana release, there is a whole slew of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. Download Grafana 2.

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Grafana 2.0 Released


Grafana 2.0 stable is now released and available for download. We provide deb, rpm and generic binary tar packages for download as well as APT and YUM repositories. If your platform is not included, check the Building from source guide. Download page Installing on Debian / Ubuntu Installing on RPM-based Linux (CentOS, Fedora, OpenSuse, RedHat) Installing via Docker Migrating from 1.x to 2.x What’s New in Grafana v2.

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March 2015 User Survey


On March 1st 2015, we asked the Grafana community for a favor. We published a public survey to solicit feedback on the current state of the product to better understand how Grafana is being used and to weigh in on some new features we were considering. The number and the quality of responses exceeded our expectations. Lots of really useful feedback on what is missing and what could be better.

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Grafana 2.0-Beta1 Released


Today is an exciting day for the Grafana project, Grafana 2.0-beta1 is released! So much hard work during the last 5 months has gone in to making this release. Grafana 2.0 comes with its own backend server (written in Go). So upgrading requires a little more than for previous upgrades. Dashboards are 100% backward compatible. We provide deb, rpm and regular binary tar packages for download. If your platform is not included, check the Building from source guide.

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Grafana 2.0 Alpha & Preview


As some of you already know, at least those who read the previous blog post on the future of Grafana, we have been working on a backend for the Grafana 2.0 release. A backend is really essential if Grafana is to be able to expand its capabilities to support alerting, PNG rendering of panels, and of course user managment and authentication. A backend will also make it easier to install and get started with Grafana as you will no longer need to learn how to configure nginx or deal with complex CORS issues for Graphite or OpenTSDB.

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Grafana 2.0, the future, and raintank


This is a semi long blog post about my experience working on Grafana during 2014 and the plans for 2015. So if you want to skip the personal & history stuff jump to the end for some news and plans for 2015. In the beginning Grafana has now been in development for a little over one year. The first commit dates to Dec 5 2013. It started just as a late night hack trying to get Graphite to work with the histogram panel in Kibana.

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Grafana 1.9.0-rc1 Released!


New release today! v1.9.0-rc1 is now available for download. play.grafana.org is updated to run 1.9.0-rc1. There is also a New features in v1.9 dashboard that highlights some of the new features. No breaking changes, so update should be problem free. But this is a release candidate so there could be some bugs. Release highlights 1) Singlestat panel This release marks the introduction of a new panel! A multitude of options makes this panel pretty flexible.

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Grafana 1.8.0-rc1 Released!


New release today! v1.8.0-rc1 is now available for download. This is probably the biggest release since the first version was released. So many new features, enhancements and general UI improvements that this will likely be a very long blog post. play.grafana.org is updated to run 1.8.0-rc1, now with InfluxDB demo dashboards. There is also a New features in v1.8 dashboard that highlights some of the new features. Release highlights 1) Mixed graph styling You can override any display setting for a specific series using the series name or a regex pattern.

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Grafana 1.7.0-rc1 Released!


New release today! v1.7.0-rc1 is now available for download. This is a big release with a many new features and improvements. There are also a large number of architectural changes (hence the release candidate status). Release highlights InfluxDB can now be used as dashboard storage InfluxDB can be used as a data source for annotations InfluxDB series aliasing improvements (alias patterns) Elasticsearch can be used as an annotation data source New graph legend options: Align as table and Right side.

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Grafana 1.6.0 released.


New release today! v1.6.0 is now available for download. This is a pretty big release with a many of small improvements and new features. OpenTSDB This release marks the first release with initial support for OpenTSDB as a metrics datasource. Checkout the docs article for how to configure opentsdb. Dashboard editing improvements Adding, moving and changing row settings as well as adding panels is much improved. The row edit icon on the right of the row has been changed into a menu with quick options to move the panel up/down, set height, add panel and delete.

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Video from Monitorama Grafana workshop and project status update


The Monitorama conference was a blast. If you did not get a chance to attend you can still checkout all the presentations at vimeo.com/monitorama. In the end of the presentation I talk a little bit about the future for Grafana. Especially noteworthy is the fact that I will be working full time on Grafana and related things by the end of July. I apologize for the slow progress on pull requests.

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Grafana 1.5.4 released.


New release today! v1.5.4 is now available for download. Some small new features and enhancements. Check the download page for a complete changelog. One notable change is the unsaved changes tracking. You now get a warning when moving to another dashboard without having saved your changes, or when you close tab / window. The progress for bigger new features and improvements has been slow. There are a number of pull requests that are wating for review.

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Monitorama PDX


On Saturday I am flying to Portland for what I am hoping to be a great conference, Monitorama PDX. The last day of the conference is full hackathon day with workshops and lightning talks. I will present a workshop on Grafana that I hope to fill with some project background, demos, tips and ticks, interesting ways to use graphite, questions and answers. I was added kind of late to the speaker line up so it has been a busy week trying to get a publicly accessable demo and playground ready so everyone can try and play with Grafana.

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Grafana 1.5.3 released.


Just pushed a new release! v1.5.3 is now available for download. There is no big new feature, just a collection of small improvements and bugfixes. Been too busy making this new site to have time for any big new features. Some notable new features in this release is a new error inspector. Now when you get the "Oops! Graphite HTTP Request Error" banner you will also get a view details link that will open the inspector.

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