Submitted by Jorge Marin
How many times have you looked at your Grafana dashboard, full of numbers and graphs, unable to tell what was the real picture and the current status of your services?
Are you sure the way you are displaying your metrics is not masquerading important events? Are you monitoring the right thing?
In this talk I will present real examples of common misconceptions while displaying metrics in a dashboard (Grafana) and how those subtle omissions or misconfigurations can hide the information you really care about. We will also revisit commonly used metrics, KPIs and the best way of displaying them depending on their functionality.