End-to-End Observability with Grafana

Ajay Reddy Yeruva, Vivek Basavegowda Ramu

SKU: 9789355515445


ISBN: 9789355515483
eISBN: 9789355515445
Authors: Ajay Reddy Yeruva, Vivek Basavegowda Ramu
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: 12th Jul 2023
Pages: 332
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

Grafana, a popular open-source observability platform, provides robust tools for analyzing and visualizing data from diverse sources. If you are looking to unlock its full potential as a data visualization and monitoring platform, then this book is for you.

This book offers a comprehensive insight into the capabilities of Grafana and empowers you to leverage this powerful tool to its fullest extent. It provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to create impressive visualizations, establish dashboards, and optimize monitoring processes. The book will help you delve into various aspects of Grafana, including its interface, utilizing the Graph Panel for visualizing data, connecting it to data sources, organizing dashboards, harnessing advanced features, and exploring additional functionalities like Grafana Loki for log exploration and managing authorization and authentication. Furthermore, the book explores specific use cases such as blackbox exporter, synthetic monitoring, Kubernetes monitoring, AIOps monitoring, and maximizing Grafana plugins. It concludes by presenting best practices for working with Grafana and offering insights into setting up performance testing and engineering dashboards.

By the end of the book, you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to unlock its full potential as a data visualization and monitoring platform. 


  • Explore AIOps monitoring with Grafana for optimized operations and proactive decision making.
  • Discover how to conduct performance testing using Grafana.
  • Master the art of designing Grafana dashboards and visualizations.


  • Learn how to create visually appealing dashboards and panels using Grafana.
  • Gain the ability to track and optimize application performance, ensuring an enhanced user experience.
  • Utilize Grafana to record and analyze system applications.
  • Track and analyze unique metrics for customized performance monitoring insights.
  • Set up Grafana alerts and email notifications to receive timely notifications about critical events and anomalies.


This book is suitable for professionals in DevSecOps, Performance Testing, Site Reliability, AIOps, MLOps, Platform, Development, and Test Engineering teams.

  1. Introduction to Data Visualization with Grafana
  2. A Tour of the Grafana Interface
  3. An Introduction to the Graph Panel
  4. Connecting Grafana to a Data Source
  5. Visualizing Data in the Graph Panel
  6. Creating Your First Dashboard
  7. Visualization Panels in Grafana
  8. Organizing Dashboards
  9. Grafana Alerting
  10. Working with Advanced Dashboard Features
  11. Exploring Logs with Grafana Loki
  12. Managing Authorization and Authentication
  13. Blackbox Exporter
  14. Synthetic Monitoring
  15. Maximizing the Grafana Plug-in
  16. Kubernetes Monitoring
  17. Grafana Cloud
  18. AIOps Monitoring
  19. Dashboard Setup for Performance Testing and Engineering
  20. Best Practices of Working with Grafana

Ajay Reddy Yeruva has an IT career that spans around 10 years. Mr. Ajay Reddy Yeruva has been an Observability Subject Matter Expert using new and emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence [AI], Machine Learning [ML], Internet of Things [IOT] and Deep Learning [DL] in Information Technology field. Mr. Ajay Reddy Yeruva is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer with the IP-DevOps team at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Before his work tenure at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Mr. Ajay Reddy Yeruva worked as Observability Subject Matter Expert at Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Ajay Reddy Yeruva is currently volunteering as Vice President of American Association of Information Technology Professionals (AAITP), Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Advisory Board Member for notable startups and member of other reputed professional bodies. Mr. Ajay Reddy Yeruva had served as Observability Subject Matter Expert Judge in multiple Global Award Competitions. Mr. Ajay Reddy Yeruva had published multiple research papers, book chapters in international conferences and high impact factor journals as an Independent Researcher and also gained attention from global media, further validating the impact of his work. Mr. Ajay Reddy Yeruva have been awarded International Achievers’ Award 2023 by Indian Achievers’ Forum. Mr. Ajay Reddy Yeruva has made significant contributions as a mentor, guiding and inspiring students and professionals across 14 countries. Mr. Ajay Reddy Yeruva is a very active member of the AIOps, DevSecOps, GitOps and DataOps communities on different forums. When it comes to Observability, Mr. Ajay Reddy Yeruva tops the global list.

Vivek Basavegowda Ramu is a renowned international expert in the field of Software Performance Testing, with a deep passion for optimizing software performance and ensuring exceptional user experiences. As the founder and president of the ‘American Association of Information Technology Professionals’, Vivek has demonstrated his commitment to advancing the industry and fostering professional growth. With a remarkable career spanning over 16 years, Vivek has amassed extensive experience across diverse domains such as Banking and Healthcare, working with Fortune 500 companies. Currently serving as an Executive QA/Performance Architect for a leading Healthcare provider in the USA, he brings invaluable expertise and insights to his role.

Vivek’s exceptional contributions have earned him prestigious accolades, including the Stevie awards ‘Technology Executive of the Year’ and the Indian Achievers Forum’s ‘International Achievers Award’. These recognitions showcase his global standing as a thought leader and influencer in software performance testing and he has also been interviewed/quoted by major media over 5 times. In addition to his professional achievements, Vivek is deeply committed to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. He has mentored and upskilled countless aspiring Performance Engineers, nurturing their growth and enabling their success. As a prolific Multiple Research Paper Author, Journal Editor, IEEE Senior Member, Technical Writer, Conference Keynote Speaker, Independent Researcher, Influencer, Udemy Instructor and International awards/hackathons Judge, Vivek actively contributes to the industry’s body of knowledge.

Originally from Mysore, Karnataka, India, Vivek now resides in Connecticut, USA, with his wife and son. His expertise in various monitoring and profiling tools, including his mastery of Grafana, further solidifies his reputation as a distinguished authority in the field of software performance testing. Vivek’s unwavering dedication to driving excellence and his significant contributions to the software testing community make him a sought-after expert and a trusted advisor in the industry.

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