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Grafana Course

Course Summary

The Grafana training course is designed to demonstrate the open source visualization and analytics tool. The course begins with learning about application and system monitoring. Students will then learn about visualizing data using Grafana, which runs analytics and monitors data sources. The course concludes with a deeper dive into data integration and the advanced dashboard and alert capabilities of Grafana. It can also be delivered as two half-days.

Learn how to use Grafana to connect with, visualize and alert on various types of data.
System administrators looking to better understand data through visualization.
Business Analyst - System Administrator
Skill Level
Learning Spikes - Workshops
1 Day
Related Technologies
Prometheus | Splunk | Tableau


Productivity Objectives
  • Install and set up Grafana
  • Connect Grafana to data sources like Graphite, Prometheus, Influx DB, ElasticSearch, MySQL, PostgreSQL and more
  • Query metrics and create dashboards
  • Set up alerts

What You'll Learn:

In the Grafana Course training course, you'll learn:
  • Monitoring
    • Intro to Monitoring and Best Practices
    • white-box vs blackbox metrics
    • Time series versus non-time series data
    • Push vs Pull data collection
    • SLIs and SLOs
  • Metrics
    • Metric types
    • Labels
  • Running Grafana
    • Grafana Cloud
    • Grafana Enterprise
  • Visualizing your data with Grafana
    • Installing Grafana
    • Configuring data sources
    • Creating Effective Dashboards
      • The 4 golden signals
      • Drill down style dashboards
    • Template variables
    • Visualization options
      • Singlestat
      • Gauge
      • Logs
      • Table
      • Bar Gauge
      • Geo Maps
      • Heatmaps
      • Histograms
    • Annotations
    • Thresholds
  • Alerts
    • Best practices
    • Alert query performance
    • Integrating with email and Slack
  • The Graphite Query Language
    • Using the Graphite query editor
  • Grafana Plugins
    • Writing custom plugins
“I appreciated the instructor's technique of writing live code examples rather than using fixed slide decks to present the material.”


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