Recorded : October 2016
In this video, Jack Zampolin will show you how to configure access to different groups and users to view the information that InfluxDB Cloud collects. Start building Grafana dashboards by configuring your data source with the Telegraf plug-in. Grafana dashboards are especially helpful for understanding time series data. By visualizing Grafana metrics on an arranged grid, you can gather powerful insights through this platform.
Watch the webinar “InfluxDB Cloud with Multi-Tenant Grafana” by clicking on the download button on the right. This will open the recording that discusses Grafana dashboards, Telegraf, data sources, and more.
Here is an unedited transcript of the webinar “InfluxDB Cloud with Multi-Tenant Grafana.” This is provided for those who prefer to read than watch the webinar. Please note that the transcript is raw. We apologize for any transcribing errors.
• Jack Zampolin: Developer Evangelist, InfluxData
Jack Zampolin 00:00.893 Today we’re going to be configuring a multi-tenant Grafana on InfluxDB Cloud. I’ve gone ahead and spun up a cloud instance here as well as bought the Grafana Node add-on. Once that’s spun up, just pop open the slider. Any configuration options that you need for that Grafana instance are exposed through the configuration widget. More information on Grafana configuration options is available in their documentation. To access the instance, just grab that URL right there and jump over. The username and password by default is admin, admin. You’re probably going to want to change that first thing, so to do that, just click admin there and change password. Once you’ve done that, you’re going to want to create a new organization, so just click New Organization there, and we’re going to call our new org Foo. Once you’ve created that, add your data source. So our data source is going to be this cloud instance. We’re going to need this cluster address here. So it’s going to be an InfluxDB-type data source. We’re going to call it My DB. We do want that to be our default. The URL is going to be HTTPS, that address, 8086. And our database is going to be Telegraf. And our user admin. And I think we want our default group by to be 10 seconds. So that data source is working. So once we’ve done that, we might want to add some users. Pretty easy to add new users. And with all that configuration set, you’re ready to start building dashboards.
Jack Zampolin 02:36.699 Very cool.
Track and graph your Aerospike node statistics as well as statistics for all of the configured namespaces.
Knowing how well your webserver is handling your traffic helps you build great experiences for your users. Collect server statistics to maintain exceptional performance.
Collect and graph performance metrics from the MON and OSD nodes in a Ceph storage cluster.
Use the Dovecot stats protocol to collect and graph metrics on configured domains.
Easily monitor and track key web server performance metrics from any running HAProxy instance.
Gather metrics about the running Kubernetes pods and containers for a single host.
Collect and act on a set of Mesos statistics and metrics that enable you to monitor resource usage and detect abnormal situations early.
Gather and graph metrics from this simple and lightweight messaging protocol ideal for IoT devices.
Gather phusion passenger stats to securely operate web apps, microservices & APIs with outstanding reliability, performance and control.
The Prometheus plugin gathers metrics from any webpage exposing metrics with Prometheus format.
Monitor the status of the puppet server – the success or failure of actual puppet runs on the end nodes themselves.