Grafana is an open-source visualisation tool. It does not store data, but consumes data sources to create real-time graphs displayed on custom dashboards. Data sources include Prometheus, Graphite, Logit and CloudWatch. The query language of the data store, such as PromQL for Prometheus, is used to construct the graphs.
Useful Grafana dashboards:
You can use regexes to filter for relevant information. For example,
*frontend* on the processes dashboard
to see all processes that have ‘frontend’ in them.
We often show multiple metrics on the same graph. The position of the key shows which Y-axis each metric corresponds to:
You can click on a metric in a graph to show only that metric, or you
CMD + click to select multiple:
Annotations on charts show events such as deploys:
For more tips, see the Introduction to Grafana slides.