Grafana Dashboard Automation
2020-02-03, 16:00–16:50, B.3.036

This talk demonstrates technologies for automating Grafana dashboard generation and deployment.

Grafana configuration can nowadays be fully done as code, which enables code review, code reuse, and in general better workflows when working with dashboards.

This talk will present Grafonnet, a Jsonnet library to generate Grafana dashboards and some tips and tricks about how to use it efficiently and how to manage fully your Grafana instances from code. We will also explore how Jsonnet and Grafonnet enable collaboration on dashboards, using Mixins and explain how to push dashboards to Grafana, either using Kubernetes, or direct to the Grafana API.

Malcolm Holmes is a software developer and Buddhist who loves Unix. He's been a member of the Apache Software Foundation since 2005, and more recently has been a part of the infrastructure team at Grafana Labs.

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Julien Pivotto is a young Open-Source consultant at Inuits where he is helping organisations with the deployment of long-term solutions based on Open-Source infrastructure. He is a strong believer in the devops movement and has technical focus towards infrastructure automation, continuous integration, monitoring and high availability.

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