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Version: ⭐ 22.04

Centreon plugin for Grafana

The Centreon plugin for Grafana allows you to view in Grafana data from Centreon platforms. If you are already using Grafana to retrieve data from other monitoring platforms, you will be able to view this data side by side with data from Centreon.

Prerequisites​

To be able to use the Centreon plugin for Grafana, you must have a valid MBI license, and the module must be installed on your platform.

Available data​

A Centreon Data source allows you to view performance data from Centreon in your Grafana dashboards. To select the performance data to display, you can combine filters on various types of resources available on your Centreon platform. You can display metrics, virtual metrics and meta services by building filters on the following types of resources:

  • Hosts
  • Host groups
  • Service Groups
  • Services
  • Business Activities (if BAM is installed and you have a license for it)
  • Anomaly Detection (if the module is installed and you have a license for it)

Performance data are available, but not data such as the status of hosts and services, or acknowledgements and downtimes.

Where do I find the plugin?​

The Centreon plugin for Grafana is available on Centreon's download page.

Comparing data within a graph​

Using the Centreon plugin for Grafana means that all of your performance data is available in Grafana and you can filter it according to specific data groups. For instance, within the same graph, you can compare the evolution of a metric common to several hosts or to the various hosts of a given host group.

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You can use the * wildcard to filter on several hosts at once. Using variables inside filters allow you to create dynamic contexts.

Filtering using variables​

A Grafana dashboard can contain a number of panels. Each panel can display data from a specific source. In that way, you can compare data relating to the same host but from different sources, e.g. if you are monitoring different data on the same device using several tools.

Use variables to select a list of resources that match filters (e.g. all hosts in the Linux host group). In the dashboard, filters will automatically display the corresponding variables.

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