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Grafana is a powerful open-source analytics and monitoring platform that allows you to create interactive and customizable dashboards for various data sources. Whether you're tracking server performance, visualizing IoT data, or monitoring application metrics, Grafana simplifies the process. In this blog, we'll guide you through deploying a Grafana dashboard in minutes using Spheron Network. Spheron offers a hassle-free way to set up Grafana so you can monitor your data quickly and efficiently.
What is Spheron Network?
Spheron Network is a next-generation PaaS that offers low-cost and seamless access to Web3 infrastructure across multiple chains. It is explicitly designed to serve a broader audience, including startups, developers, and organizations looking to scale their infrastructure.
Spheron Network offers a Compute Marketplace that you can use to quickly set up useful tools like Grafana. With Spheron, you don't have to worry about the technical stuff, and you can focus on utilizing your Grafana dashboards to gain insights from your data. In addition to compute, web hosting, and storage capabilities, Spheron offers many features to enhance productivity and enable stakeholders to reach new heights while prioritizing privacy, security, and reliability.
How to deploy a Grafana Dashboard using Spheron Compute?
You can follow these steps to deploy a Grafana Dashboard on Spheron Compute.
Step 1: Create a Free Spheron Network Account
Visit Spheron Network: https://spheron.network/
On the Spheron homepage, locate and click the "Free Trial" button.
You'll be directed to a login/signup page. Choose your preferred authentication method: Web2 (GitHub account, GitLab account, or Bitbucket account) or Web3 (Ethereum).
Follow the provided prompts to authenticate your chosen account securely. This step ensures safe access to the Spheron Network platform.
After successful authentication, you'll be guided to a confirmation page confirming the completion of your account setup.
Step 2: Creating an Organization
Upon logging in, navigate to the "Compute" section using the dropdown on the top right corner.
You'll be prompted to create your organization's name, username, and Avatar. Add and click “Save.”
Next, you'll be taken to a new page. Click the "New Cluster" button.
Step 3: Deploying a Grafana Dashboard With Spheron Platform UI
Follow these steps to deploy a Grafana Dashboard:
Choose "Compute" to use CPU-based instances for running containers.
Choose the type of compute you need from the options under "Compute Type." You can pick the one that suits your requirements.
NOTE: Please schedule a team call to gain early access to the On Demand Type.
Select "Start from Marketplace App".
Pick "Grafana" from the marketplace. It's as easy as choosing an app you want to install.
Select your preferred region for deployment. The container will be deployed in any region for Spot or in the EU-east region for On Demand. Choosing a region closer to your users can improve performance and reduce latency. Spheron offers the following regions to choose from for Spot:
NOTE: It is recommended to select any region for Spot to get a higher chance of successful deployment, as it will deploy on any providers in the network.
Next, Choose an instance plan that aligns with your requirements. Spheron will recommend a suitable plan according to the Grafana template, but you can customize it if needed from available plans or choose to 'Create Custom Plans'
Next, Configure storage: You have to choose Storage from the available options. This storage will be volatile storage and is erased when the instance is restarted, redeployed, or shut down.
Additionally, you get the option to choose Persistent Storage. Persistent storage will not be erased unless the instance is closed. If choosing persistent storage, specify the type of storage (HDD, SSD, NVMe) and Add mount point.
For advanced configurations, feel free to explore more options. Just click here to learn more about these advanced settings.
Once you're all set, click "Deploy" to start the deployment process. It's as simple as that!
That's it! Your Grafana Dashboard instance will now be deployed.
NOTE: Keep in mind that you can access the Grafana dashboard only after the Compute Instance is provisioned. So, allow some time for the installation to complete before you can start using it.
Connecting to Grafana Dashboard
To connect to your Grafana Dashboard, use the Connection URL provided by Spheron under Port Policy Info.
On the sign-in page, use "admin" as both the username and password. After logging in, remember to change your password to complete the setup process.
Benefits of Deploying Grafana with Spheron Compute
Deploying your Grafana dashboard with Spheron Compute offers many benefits, including:
Simplicity and Speed: Spheron Compute's user-friendly interface and streamlined deployment process make it easy for both beginners and experienced users to set up Grafana quickly. You can save valuable time that would otherwise be spent on server provisioning and configuration.
Cost-Efficiency: Spheron Compute provides cost-effective solutions, ensuring you get the most out of your resources. You can choose the plan that aligns with your budget and scale as needed without breaking the bank.
Reliability and Performance: Spheron's infrastructure is designed for stability and high performance. Your Grafana dashboard will run smoothly, ensuring you have access to your data when you need it, without interruptions.
Flexibility: With a variety of instance plans and the ability to create custom plans, you can tailor your deployment to meet your specific requirements. This flexibility allows you to optimize your resources for the best performance.
Persistent Storage: Spheron Compute offers the option to add persistent storage, ensuring your data is safe and accessible even if the instance is updated or replaced.
Scalability: Whether you're starting small or planning for growth, Spheron Compute allows you to scale your Grafana deployment with ease. You can handle increasing data volumes and growing user demands effortlessly.
Support and documentation: Spheron provides comprehensive documentation and support, helping you navigate any challenges you may face during deployment and development.
By deploying your Grafana dashboard with Spheron Compute, you gain access to a powerful, cost-effective, and user-friendly environment that empowers you to monitor and analyze your data with confidence. Enjoy the benefits of simplicity, reliability, scalability, and much more, all while focusing on what truly matters—gaining insights from your data. Happy monitoring!
Explore the Spheron Guide to start your journey toward hassle-free deployment and development.
Spheron Grafana Guide: https://docs.spheron.network/marketplace-guide/grafana/
Grafana Documentation: https://grafana.com/docs/grafana/latest/getting-started/build-first-dashboard/