I’m really hope that I’m in the right place as I’m new on the forum. Sorry if I made any mistakes.
We are using
Grafana v8.4.7 (23bf3ef043) (because scheduled upgrades) for our server monitorings through Nagios. We use it for long time and usually love it, but I have more and more often one ‘question’ for what I did not find exact answer yet.
Is it possible to make scheduled/recurring annotations for time periods with known special processes? I’m trying to explain it with just some simple examples.
We have backup operations, we have virus scanning operations (and we have lot others, etc.). These operations are recurring processes and make small or larger extra load, memory consumption, etc., on the corresponding environments. For a daily operation analitics/process optimizations would be very big help if the graphs could have automatic/scheduled annotations to show us there were something special but known operation on the investigated time period. For the mentioned 2 examples, would be very nice if we could always see our backup times, or scanning times, etc. (could be lot more same like operations).
For the question could be two theoretical answers:
- Simply time based (scheduled) annotations.
- I think I can not explain it more, as it is really trivial.
- Data based automated annotations.
- For example if we record in a special DB/table our such processes, if we could read them out and make automated annotations based on them. This one theoretically is a very nice and sophisticated solution, but far less secure as the simple time based, as it based not on Grafana itself, but on the corresponding servers, which if have any problems the corresponding data could be corrupted.
Are here any solution for these ‘suggestions’?
Lot of thanks in advance if anybody can help us in this topic!