Understanding of grafana internal metrics

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    8.0.4

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    Dashboard for internal grafana metrics

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    Creating dashboards from grafana metrics scraped by prometheus

  • What happened?
    Metrics shown that I do not understand

  • What did you expect to happen?
    Understand said metrics

  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?

My problem is the understanding of the following metrics - what exactly are they telling me?

# HELP grafana_live_node_num_channels Number of channels with one or more subscribers.
# TYPE grafana_live_node_num_channels gauge
grafana_live_node_num_channels 12

# HELP grafana_live_node_num_clients Number of clients connected.
# TYPE grafana_live_node_num_clients gauge
grafana_live_node_num_clients 17

What exactly are these values showing me? And what is the difference between number of clients and number of users?

  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?
    Couldnt find any explanation of the metrics!