Welcome to Part 4 and the final part of my series on setting up Monitoring for your Infrastructure using Grafana and InfluxDB.

Last time, we set up InfluxDB as our Datasource for the data and metrics we’re going to use in Grafana. We also download the JSON for our Dashboard from the Grafana Dashboards Site and import this into Grafana instance. This finished off the groundwork of getting our Monitoring System built and ready for use.

In the final part, I’ll show you how to install the Telegraf Data collector agent on our WSUS Server. I’ll then configure the telgraf.conf…

Welcome to Part 3 of my series on setting up Monitoring for your Infrastructure using Grafana and InfluxDB.

Last time, we downloaded our Docker Images for Grafana and InfluxDB, created persistent storage for them to persist our data, and also configured our initial Influx Database that will hold all of our Data.

In Part 3, we’re going to set up InfluxDB as our Datasource for the data and metrics we’re going to use in Grafana. We’ll also download the JSON for our Dashboard from the Grafana Dashboards Site and import this into Grafana instance. …

In late January 2021, Microsoft announced a new AZ-140 Windows Virtual Desktop Specialty exam and certification. I’ve worked with Citrix in the last few years, and was excited by this and to see how this type of technology would run in Azure. In late March, the beta exam was released, and I booked it for April 28th.

It now the morning after the night before so to speak, or the day after I took the exam! …

How humans react to success and failure can be measured simply by our reaction immediately after a Certification Exam.

Scrolling through LinkedIn, it’s not unusual to come across a “Like” on a post shows that someone has managed to pass a particular exam and certification. This is normally in the form of a “View my verified achievement from Credly”, accompanied by the badge and a few words of thanks to the various trainers/content sites that were used in preparation.

A few months ago, I signed up to take the SC-300 beta exam, one of Microsoft’s new Security certifications. I took the SC-300 as it matches closely to what I was learning with regard to AZ-104 (which I had just…

Welcome to Part 2 of my series on setting up Monitoring for your Infrastructure using Grafana and InfluxDB.

Last week as well as the series Introduction, we started our Monitoring build with Part 1, which was creating our Ubuntu Server to serve as a host for our Docker Images. Onwards we now go to Part 2, where the fun really starts and we pull our images for Grafana and InfluxDB from Docker Hub, create persistent storage and get them running.

Firstly, lets get Grafana running!

We’re going to start by going to the official Grafana Documentation (link here) which tells us that we need to…

Welcome to the first part of the series where I’ll show you how to set up Monitoring for your Infrastructure using Grafana and InfluxDB. Click here for the introduction to the series.

I’m going to use Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS as my Docker Host. For the purpose of this series, this will be installed as a VM on Hyper-V. There are a few things you need to know for the configuration:

  • Ubuntu can be installed as either a Gen1 or Gen2 VM on Hyper-V. For the purposes of this demo, I’ll be using Gen2.
  • Once the VM has been provisioned…

Welcome to a series where I’ll show you how to set up Monitoring for your Infrastructure using Grafana and InfluxDB.

A little bit about Monitoring ….

Monitoring is one of the most important parts of any infrastructure setup, whether On-Premise, Hybrid or Cloud based. Not only can it help with outages, performance and security , its also used for help in design and scaling of your infrastructure.

Traditionally, monitoring systems comprise of 3 components:

  • An agent to collect data from a source (this source can be an Operating System, Database, Application, Website or a piece of Hardware)
  • A central database to store the data collected by…

Michael Durkan

Cloud and Devops Enthusiast with a passion for learning and helping others. Azure, MCSE, Juniper Certified.

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