#38 – Grafana Dashboard for BigStats

Having good data is only part of a solution. There’s loads of data on my laptop, for example, that goes unused almost everyday. However, the practice of putting data to work via meaningful representation is how we plan effectively and make informed decisions!

For those who haven’t been following the development of BigStats, its an open source project for ‘exporting’ telemetry off of F5 BIG-IP devices to various destinations and databases. Now, with the release of the ‘Grafana Dashboard for BigStats’, you can start realizing the value of that exported data.


Requires BigStats v0.4 or newer (get that here: installed on your BIG-IP.

Take it for a spin:

Would be great to hear your thoughts!

Twitter: @PearceNathan #32 – Stats & Dashboards

We appear to be leaving the era of polling devices for stats and then processing them into something meaningful. This is what happy customers are telling me! So, how should we be operating in the future?

Organizations are standardizing on app-centric performance monitoring and dash-boarding technologies. They’re using open source technologies like ‘StatsD’, ‘GraphiteDB’, ‘Grafana’, and ‘Prometheus’. And its up to the infrastructure vendors to present useful data to these systems, or get out of the way!

To address such asks I set out on a new project called ‘BigStats’. BigStats is an small piece of code installed onto an F5 BIG-IP App Services device that enables it to push application statistics into popular databases and dashboards.

Watch this episode to see how simple this solution really is:

Here’s the code: GitHub

Thanks for listening!