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Getting Started

The Grafana community is constantly growing, and we are happy to welcome new professionals onboard this flexible and powerful tool.

Grafana has been of interest to deep technology experts in the recent past. Although, lately, more and more people from different backgrounds and skill sets are turning heads toward it.

How to Install Grafana

This video is for anyone who just started with Grafana and wondering what the installation process looks like. The most efficient and cleanest option is to use Grafana in a docker container.

How to Install Grafana for Data Analysts and Data Scientists.

Dashboard, Global, and Environment Variables

The topic of variables in Grafana has generated a myriad of questions lately. We created this video to structure the subject and speed up the learning curve for Grafana enthusiasts. In short, there are three types of variables.

  • Dashboard variables capture the values within one dashboard. They are usually used for filter functionality.
  • Global variables are Grafana settings you can retrieve and use on your dashboards. You can find global built-in variables in the Grafana documentation.
  • Environment variables are the variables from the Grafana environment (operating system and/or device) where Grafana is installed. Conventionally those variables are off-limits, but with the environment data source plugin, access to the environment variables is possible!
Dashboard, Global and Environment variables.

Ultimate storage partner for Grafana

People often ask, What is our database of choice to work with Grafana? We say PostgreSQL with Timescale. Our rationale is in this video.

PostgreSQL with Timescale in Grafana.

Replicate and reuse panels in Grafana

The Library panels feature was introduced in Grafana 8 and updated in Grafana 9. We loved it so much that decided to create a whole video about it.

Replicate and reuse panels in Grafana.