How can I create visualizations in Grafana to compare computer performance metrics over the past week?

Hello fellow Grafana enthusiasts,

I hope you’re all doing well! I’m currently working on a project where I need to monitor computer and compare the performance metrics of several computers over the past week. I’ve set up data collection, and I’ve been able to create basic visualizations in Grafana. However, I’m struggling with creating more advanced visualizations that allow me to effectively compare these metrics side by side.

Specifically, I’d like to achieve the following:

Multiple Metrics Comparison: I want to create a dashboard that displays metrics like CPU usage, memory usage, disk space, and network activity for multiple computers in a single view. This would help me identify any patterns or anomalies across these metrics.

Time-Based Comparison: I need to compare these metrics over the past week, preferably using a line chart or a similar visualization. This would give me insights into how the performance has evolved over time and help me spot any trends.

Interactive Filtering: It would be fantastic if I could add interactive filters to the dashboard, allowing me to select specific computers or time ranges for a more focused analysis.

I’ve tried using Grafana’s built-in features, but I’m unsure about the best approach to achieve these goals. If anyone has experience with creating such visualizations or has any tips and pointers, I would greatly appreciate your guidance.

Here are a few specific questions I have:

What visualization types do you recommend for comparing multiple metrics over time? Line charts, stacked area charts, or something else?
How can I set up my queries to retrieve and aggregate the necessary data for this type of comparison?
Are there any built-in functions or plugins that can assist with interactive filtering and drilling down into the data?
If you have any examples, tutorials, or even screenshots of similar dashboards you’ve created, that would be incredibly helpful. I’m excited to learn from your experiences and take my Grafana skills to the next level.

Thank you in advance for your time and assistance. Looking forward to your insights!

Best regards,