Grafana is open and composable observability and data visualization platform. Visualize metrics, logs, and traces from multiple sources like Prometheus, Loki, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, Postgres and many more..

Preparation and deployment

To enable Grafana, modify the configuration file /etc/kolla/globals.yml and change the following:

enable_grafana: "yes"

If you would like to set up Prometheus as a data source, additionally set:

enable_prometheus: "yes"

Please follow Prometheus Guide for more information.

Custom dashboards provisioning

Kolla Ansible sets custom dashboards provisioning using Dashboard provider.

Dashboard JSON files should be placed into the {{ node_custom_config }}/grafana/dashboards/ folder. The use of sub-folders is also supported when using a custom provisioning.yaml file. Dashboards will be imported into the Grafana dashboards ‘General’ folder by default.

Grafana provisioner config can be altered by placing provisioning.yaml to {{ node_custom_config }}/grafana/ folder.

For other settings, follow configuration reference: Dashboard provider configuration.