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Getting Started - Viewing your Logs and Metrics with Grafana
Getting Started - Viewing your Logs and Metrics with Grafana

Learn how to get started and explore your Logs and Metrics with Grafana

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Written by Kieran Southern
Updated over a week ago

How to view your logs in Grafana

From your dashboard choose the Launch Grafana button under the Logs heading for any of your Stacks, then under the Grafana left menu choose the Explore Option. dashboard

Once you have a few logs stored you should be able to view them from Grafana. Make sure that you have the correct date range specified at the top-right corner of Grafana so that you are viewing logs received roughly around the same time you sent them.

Grafana date range

Then your explore view should look similar to the following:

Grafana basic dashboard

The dashboard page lets you create useful graphs and visualisations for displaying your data depending on your requirements, to get started choose the + symbol from the left menu and then Create. From here you can choose to add an empty panel.

Grafana add new panel user interface

This brings up the Edit Panel screen shown below, where you can customise the data displayed. In the example below we are displaying the average value for the selected field and displaying this as a bar graph. You can use the right panel to customise a whole host of options for how to display the data in your dashboard panel.

Edit Grafana panel

You will notice at the top of your Grafana dashboard, OpenSearch is selected as the data source, you can launch both OpenSearch Dashboards and Grafana for any Stack and use your preferred tool depending on your use case.

Using the blue refresh button in the top right, you can drop down the list and select a time to refresh and update the dashboard automatically.

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