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Grafana is an open source, feature rich metrics dashboard and graph editor for Graphite, Elasticsearch, OpenTSDB, Prometheus and InfluxDB.

Configuration Wizard

Configuration parameters to be provided by the user are explained in the subsections below.

Grafana configuration wizard

Base tab

  • Grafana admin username - Username to be used to access the Grafana user interface
  • Grafana admin password - Password to be used to access the Grafana user interface
  • Connect to existing Prometheus instance [Optional] - If selected, additional fields are displayed allowing to provide information about a Prometheus instance that should be added as a default data source in Grafana
  • nmaas Prometheus instance / External Prometheus instance - Switch between the type of Prometheus instance that should be used as the data source
  • Data source name - The custom data source name that will be assigned to this Prometheus instance
  • Select Prometheus instance (if nmaas Prometheus instance is selected) - Pick list allowing to select an instance of Prometheus deployed and already running in the same domain as the Grafana being configured
  • Prometheus instance address (if External Prometheus instance is selected) - URL of the standalone Prometheus instance to be used

Additional tab

  • SMTP host [Optional] - The hostname or IP (followed by optional port number) of the SMTP server to be used to send out email notifications. By default it is set to a Postfix instance running locally within the Kubernetes cluster and shared among all the services.
  • SMTP username [Optional] - Username for authorization on the SMTP server (if required)
  • SMTP user password [Optional] - Password for authorization on the SMTP server (if required)

Advanced tab

  • Storage space (GB) [Optional] - Amount of storage to be allocated to persist data generated by this Grafana instance (default value is displayed in the placeholder, in this case 1 Gigabyte), e.g. 1, 2 or 3.