Grafana is a full-featured interactive dashboard which comes standard with all Hosted Graphite plans.
To create a new dashboard, hover over the + icon on the left sidemenu and select dashboard. You can add new rows and panels to the dashboard as shown below.
To add a metric to a graph click the title of the panel and select edit to open the graph editor. From there you can add your metrics to the graph, apply functions on those metrics, change the graph style and give it a name. Check out our full tutorial on connecting Graphite to Grafana to find out how to get metrics into the platform. We also have resources for people using other data sources.
To apply a function to a group of metrics, open the graph editor, click the + icon and select the function to apply.
To zoom in on each graph you can highlight the section of a graph you wish to zoom in on or use the time range class=”example-vids” preload=”auto” controls on the top right. You can also set an auto-refreash rate to have your graphs update automatically. This is especially useful if you have a dedicated display for monitoring your graphs
To organize your panels in rows, simply click on the add panel icon (an image of a bargraph with a + on it, on the top right) and click on Convert to row. You can move panels by simply dragging and dropping them around the dashboard. You can also click and drag the corners making it easy to adjust both height and width. See the different panels you can choose from and learn to build awesome dashboards here.
To save and name your new dashboard, click on the floppy icon. To change the name of an existing dashboard, click the options cog on the top right and input the new name in Name then click save. You can also add tags to your dashboard to help organize them.
Clicking on the Dasboard dropdown lets you choose from your previously saved dashboards. You can also use the search function to filter the results.
You can toggle the sidemenu by clicking on computer monitor icon in the top left corner. The sidemenu provides you with quick access to documentation and support. For more, see our resources on connecting Graphite with Grafana.
We provide a 14-day free trial for using Grafana as a Service, where you can experiment with Grafana dashboards with no installation or set up. Book a demo and talk to us directly about monitoring with Grafana. For more information, check out our publication on monitoring with Grafana and Graphite at MetricFire.com/blog, or visit our other docs pages about getting started with Graphite and Grafana.