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Grafana Agent v0.38 release: new OpenTelemetry components, configuration improvements, and more

Grafana Agent v0.38 has hit the digital shelves just before the holiday season! 🧑‍🎄 The elves over at Grafana Labs have been quietly working on Grafana Agent, with more than 50 updates for all SREs and developers to use — no matter if you’re on the naughty or nice list. This includes new features, improvements, bug fixes, and significant ease-of-use changes.


How to calculate the difference of a value over time with InfluxDB and Grafana

Learning about the past helps us understand the present, and even predict the future. So, whether you are monitoring CPU usage or how long your IoT device was powered on and then off, at some point, you might want to know the difference of a value over time. InfluxDB is an open source database for storing and retrieving time series data. Thanks to its own query languages — flux and InfluxQL — it provides different and powerful ways to analyze data.

How to use flow mode for Grafana Agent with Matt Durham (Grafana Office Hours #21)

Senior Software Engineer Matt Durham shows us how to use flow mode for Grafana Agent. Flow mode is a new and better way to install and configure Grafana Agent than the older "static mode". Among other things, flow mode's modularity makes it easier to build more complex workflows like traditional data pipelines and allows for more use cases than collecting and processing telemetry.

New in Grafana roles: Manage user permissions better with 'No basic role'

Since we introduced role-based access control (RBAC) in Grafana 9.0, users — and later, service accounts — have been required to have an assigned role that includes a basic set of permissions. This sometimes led organizations to create users and service accounts that had more permissions than necessary. As a result, Grafana administrators had to make additional adjustments to users’ permissions on a case-by-case basis.

Effortlessly monitor AWS services in Grafana Cloud

Including AWS service metrics and logs into a single pane of glass helps engineers get holistic visibility into their infrastructure. Analyze 60+ AWS services across your individual accounts and regions without the toil of configuring data and building dashboards from scratch. Learn how to: Sign up for a free Grafana Cloud account today and unlock the potential of distributed tracing in your performance testing workflow.

Building scalable OSS observability with Mimir, Loki, Tempo, and Pyroscope | ObservabilityCON 2023

In this video, we cover the latest and greatest news about the scalability and performance of the open source telemetry backends that make up the Grafana LGTM Stack: Grafana Mimir for Prometheus metrics, Grafana Loki for logs, and Grafana Tempo for traces.

Do you need an OpenTelemetry Collector?

When you use OpenTelemetry SDKs to collect logs, metrics, and traces from infrastructure or an application, you’ll find many references to people using Grafana Agent and OpenTelemetry Collector. They start with an application or infrastructure that sends telemetry, and that data is sent to a collector, which then sends it to a backend like Grafana that may perform many functions, including visualization.


What is CI/CD observability, and how are we paving the way for more observable pipelines?

Observability isn’t just about watching for errors or monitoring for basic health signals. Instead, it goes deeper so you can understand the “why” behind the behaviors within your system. CI/CD observability plays a key part in that. It’s about gaining an in-depth view of the entire pipeline of your continuous integration and deployment systems — looking at every code check-in, every test, every build, and every deployment.