Hi, I’m new to Grafana so apologies if I’m missing something obvious.
I’m using a single (Prometheus/Thanos) data source - Grafana is configured to pull data from the Thanos query component. At the moment the Thanos query component has access to 2 Prometheus instances. Each of these Prometheus instances has a number of ‘external_labels’ - one of which is ‘cluster’ which I use as a variable in Grafana to focus the scope of data in my graphs.
I’m using Grafana v5.4.3 (6539180)
I’m running into trouble when I attempt to embed variables in the
Regex field of
Query Options of other variables - but only when the value of said embedded variables have multiple values. This is probably easier to illustrate:
If I select a single
$cluster instance from my graph (e.g.
k8s.c0.ap-southeast-1.example.com) and then view the
$instance variable, the
Preview of values is as I expect - i.e. the k8s API nodes are correctly filtered according to their
Where I run into problems is if I select multiple clusters - e.g.
k8s.c0.ap-southeast-1.example.com + k8s.c0.ap-northeast-1.example.com:
Notice in this case the
Preview of values is now erroneously
$cluster values, not
$instance values. I suspect that in this case,
$cluster expands as a capture - e.g.
which results in two capture groups and appears to override my intended capture target for
If I’m correct, surely the expansion should instead use a non-capturing group?
Am I missing something or going about this the wrong way? Thanks if you’ve got this far - I’d appreciate any help solving this.