Grafana Cloud

Overview

Grafana Cloud is a powerful service that simplifies the process of collecting, visualising, and analysing data.

Integrating Grafana Cloud with Rely.io enables you to ingest metrics from Grafana, displaying them within Rely's software catalog in relevant contexts. This integration allows for a seamless and efficient monitoring experience, ensuring that metrics from Grafana Cloud are readily accessible and actionable within the Rely platform.

By utilizing this integration, you can leverage Grafana's extensive data visualization capabilities alongside Rely's contextual insights, enhancing your ability to understand and optimize your systems.

Installation Guide

To get started with the Grafana Cloud integration, follow the steps below.

1. Generate a Service Account Token

Before you can connect Rely.io to Grafana Cloud, you need to generate the required Service Account Token. The following guide was based on the official documentation provided by Grafana.

Create a service account with the required Roles

  1. Sign in to Grafana and click Administration in the left-side menu.

  2. Click Users and access.

  3. Click Service accounts.

  4. Click Add service account (E.g. relyio-service-account)

  5. Enter a Display name.

  6. In the Roles select**:**

    1. Basic roles: "Viewer"

    2. Fixed roles: "Data Sources > reader"

  7. Click Create.

Generate an access token:

  1. Click the service account which that you just created

  2. Click Add service account token.

  3. Enter a name for the token (E.g. relyio-plugin-token)

  4. (optional) Set an expiration date for the token.

  5. Click Generate token. Be cautious, this token will not be displayed again, ensure to copy and securely store it immediately.

3. Connect to the Rely Platform

Now that you have generated the necessary information, you can proceed to connect your Grafana Cloud account with Rely.

Open the Rely platform and start by navigating to the data-sources page. Click the "Add Data Source" button and select "Grafana Cloud". This will prompt a modal requesting the required information for a successfully integration.

  • Collector Name: Enter a name for the collector.

  • Service Account Token: Paste here the token generated in the previous step.

After you submit your form, you will be able to use the "metric" data-types to import and visualize your Grafana Metrics within Rely's Software Catalog.