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Grafana Integration Guide – VictorOps

Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It’s focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics from Graphite, but also works with several other popular metric databases like InfluxDB, OpenTSDB, and Prometheus. The Grafana and VictorOps integration allows you to understand your alerts and metrics so you get the most out of your data. The following guide will walk you through this easy to implement integration.

In VictorOps

From the main timeline navigate to Settings >> Alert Behavior >> Integrations.

 

Select the Grafana integration and copy the Service API Endpoint to your clipboard.

In Grafana

From the main dashboard, select the options menu then Alerting then Notification Channels.

Add a New Channel.

Give the notification a name select the VictorOps type. In the VictorOps settings paste in your Service API Endpoint from your clipboard. Be sure to replace the “$routing_key” section with the actual routing key you intend to use. (For more information on setting up routing keys, see our Knowledge Base article on Routing Keys)

You can now test and save the integration.

The resulting test alert in VictorOps should look similar to this:

For those with full-stack VictorOps features, you can include the Grafana image of the alert into VictorOps. When configuring the notification channel in Grafana, select the box to Include image. This will automatically add the correct “image_url” field to the payload.

In VictorOps, add the following transmogrifier rule that will surface the image_url as an annotation to the incident. (Found by navigating to Settings >> Alert Behavior >> Transmogrifier)

Your resulting VictorOps incident should now include the image as an annotation:

Once the test comes through successfully, save the notification in Grafana.

Updated on July 11, 2018

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