Logz.io Infrastructure Monitoring just got some substantive upgrades to kick off the summer. The major change is the Grafana 7 update, specifically to version 7.0.3. This includes several new features. The Logz.io deployment will also include applying Grafana to logs.

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Transform

The Transform tab gives users the option to quickly add non-time series data to tables and then pair it with other data (time series or not) in your Metrics deployment. Additionally, you can now do calculations across, within, and between your queries.

Transformations from Grafana 7 in Infrastructure Monitoring

Transformations Update

An example list of transformations includes adding fields by query calculations, filtering data by query or name, organizing or labeling fields, row or data reduction, and outer join.

Outer join links multiple tables according to a single field. This joins multiple sets of time series data together into a single table, combining the results from multiple queries instead of displaying each query result one at a time. It also allows the creation of new fields whose values come from the results of calculations of two already existing fields.

New Table Panel

The update removes the original panel in favor of a more advanced version. Along new cell displays and column reorganization (including resizing, renaming, and hiding), there is horizontal scrolling.

Auto Grid Mode for Stat Panel and Gauge

The Gauge and Stat panels will now support dynamic grids for both vertical and horizontal stacking, rather than just one or the other. This, importantly, is baked in as the default layout. So, if you want to resize an entire panel, it’s as simple as click-and-drag.

Time Zone Support

You will be able to customize the display of date and time by a favored time zone. This is an important add-in, especially monitoring for teams and organizations based in certain locations. You will be able to customize the display of date and time by a favored time zone.

This is an important add-in, especially monitoring for teams and organizations based in certain locations. With absolute reliance on distributed teams at this time, this eases cooperation between colleagues and reduces confusion in dashboards.

Of course, you can also separate monitoring for multiple time zones, as a large number of apps and infrastructure setups will themselves operate out of multiple locations worldwide.

Dashboards

Dashboards get some slight UI upgrades. You can now mark dashboards as favorites or share them with people who have access (or if they’re public).

We wanted to make it simpler to organize visuals and dashboards according to your preferences. So, we pulled the favorite marker to a more accessible and visible spot to the left of the main dashboard title. It also sees easier sharing options.

Visualizations

There is a new, shorter menu that consolidates options and tabs together. The Visualization and General tabs will move to the brand new Panel Tab, while the Alerts Tab is moved next to the new Transform Tab.

Some more cosmetic changes include moving a few buttons from the right side of the screen to the bottom: State History, Test Rule, and Delete.

Navigation

Search is now part of the left-side navigation bar, visible with a magnifying glass icon. This allows searching folders by name and then organizing them alphabetically.

The new Explore button returns to a panel with new changes implemented. For instance, if you click Explore within a visualization on a certain dashboard, you can now permanently save the chances made in Explore mode.

The Explore option now allows you to save your previews as permanent changes to visualizations in your Grafana dashboards

The Explore option now allows you to save your previews as permanent changes to visualizations in your Grafana dashboards

Endnotes

We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Logz.io Infrastructure Monitoring will continue to roll out updates and features periodically. The user experience is important to us and we take your feedback seriously. Expect more great things from Logz.io Infrastructure Monitoring in the future.

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