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Grafana Data source

Parseable data source plugin allows you to query and visualize log data stored in Parseable server, in your Grafana dashboard.

Pre-requisites

  • Parseable server setup and receiving logs from your application.
  • Grafana installed and running.

Installation

There are several ways to install the plugin:

  • Grafana UI: Install the plugin from your Grafana instance (Configuration > Data sources > Add Data source). Add Parseable as a data source at the data source configuration page.

  • Grafana CLI: Install the plugin using the command grafana-cli plugins install parseable-parseable-datasource. Then restart Grafana.

  • Grafana Helm Chart: Install the plugin by modifying the Grafana Chart values.yaml file. Add the following lines under plugins: section.

plugins:
# - digrich-bubblechart-panel
# - grafana-clock-panel
## You can also use other plugin download URL, as long as they are valid zip ## files, and specify the name of the plugin after the semicolon. Like this:
- https://grafana.com/api/plugins/parseable-parseable-datasource/versions/1.0.2/download;parseable-parseable-datasource

Add the following lines under datasources: section.

## Configure grafana datasources
## ref: http://docs.grafana.org/administration/provisioning/#datasources
##
datasources:
datasources.yaml:
apiVersion: 1
datasources:
- name: Parseable
type: parseable-parseable-datasource
url: http://parseable.parseable
access: proxy
isDefault: true
basicAuth: true
basicAuthUser: admin
secureJsonData:
basicAuthPassword: admin

Please remember to update the url, basicAuthUser and basicAuthPassword values with your Parseable server instance details.

  • If you're deploying Grafana and would like to install the plugin at the same time, you can use the GF_INSTALL_PLUGINS environment variable. For example, GF_INSTALL_PLUGINS=parseable-parseable-datasource 1.0.2. Then restart Grafana.

  • If you're provisioning Grafana using config management tools like Ansible, you can manage data sources in Grafana by adding YAML configuration files in the provisioning/datasources directory. Refer Grafana documentation for more details.

Configuration

  • Configure the data source specifying URL and port like https://demo.parseable.com:443. Parseable supports basic auth, so toggle the Basic Auth option under Auth section and enter the username and password under Basic Auth Details section. If you're using Parseable demo server as the backend, use admin, admin as the credentials.

  • Push the Save and Test button, if there is an error message, check the credentials and connection.

Usage

Once the plugin is configured with correct Parseable server instance. You can start using it to query and visualize logs. Use the query editor to write your own queries.

Sample Dashboard

Refer sample dashboard here: Grafana Dashboard Demo

Screenshots

query editor log dashboard log text view

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