Exploring Grafana Dashboards

In this lesson, we will see how to open up the Grafana dashboards and briefly explore the Istio Mesh dashboard.

Before we start exploring this specific setup of Grafana and Kiali, there are a couple of things that you should know. First of all, the default setup that we are using is not creating Ingress Gateways for those tools. Typically, you would create them so that there is proper access to those tools through a domain (or a subdomain). But, in the interest of brevity, we are going to skip that. This is not really a course about Istio, nor about monitoring. Instead, we’re going to use the istioctl dashboard grafana command that will create a temporary tunnel through which we’ll be able to access the UI.

Opening up the Grafana dashboard

So, let’s open the tunnel to the dashboard.

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