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Setting up Dashboards to Display WSO2 SI Statistics

This section explains how WSO2 Streaming Integrator servers can be configured to publish data to Prometheus and display statistics in Grafana dashboards.

Before you begin:

Configuring Servers

In order to configure a Grafana dashboard, follow the steps below:

  1. Configure Prometheus reporter in Streaming Integrator

    Enable statistics for the Prometheus reporter as follows.

    • To enable statistics for the Prometheus reporter, open the <SI_HOME>/conf/server/deployment.yaml file and set the enabled parameter in the wso2.metrics section to true, and update the other parameters in the section as shown below. You also need to add the metrics.prometheus: as shown.

       # Enable Metrics
       enabled: true
           - # The name for the Console Reporter
             name: Console
             # Enable Console Reporter
             enabled: false
             # Polling Period in seconds.
             # This is the period for polling metrics from the metric registry and printing in the console
             pollingPeriod: 2
          - name: prometheus
            enabled: true
            serverURL: "http://localhost:9005"
    - To enable statistics for the Prometheus reporter at Siddhi application level, use the @App:statistics annotation in the required Siddhi applications to set the reporter parameter as shown in the example below.

      @App:statistics(reporter = 'prometheus')
      define stream TestStream (message string);
  2. Start Streaming Integrator server

    To start the Streaming runtime, navigate to the <SI_HOME>/bin directory and issue the appropriate command based on your operating system.

    • For Windows: server.bat --run
    • For Linux/MacOS: ./
  3. Start the Prometheus server

    Start and run the Prometheus server by following the procedure below.

    1. Open the <PROMETHEUS_HOME>/prometheus.yml file and add the following configuration in the scrape_configs: section.

         - job_name: 'prometheus'
           - targets: ['localhost:9005']
      2. Start the Prometheus server by issuing the following command in the terminal.


  4. Start and configure the Grafana server

    To start and configure the Grafana server, follow the procedure below:

    1. Start Grafana


      The procedure to start Grafana depends on your operating system and the installation process. e.g., If your operating system is Mac OS and you have installed Grafana via Homebrew, you start Grafana by issuing the brew services start grafana command.

    2. Access Grafana via http://localhost:3000/.

    3. In the Data Sources section, click Add your first data source. In the Add data source page that appears, click Select for Prometheus.

    4. In the Add data source page -> Settings tab, update the configurations for Prometheus as follows.

      prometheus configuration

      1. Click **Default** to make Prometheus the default data source.
      2. Under **HTTP**, enter `http://localhost:9090` as the URL.
      3. Click **Save & Test**. If the data source is successfully configured, it is indicated via a message.
          ![Save and Test](../images/cdc-monitoring/save-and-test.png)
  5. Load dashboards into Grafana

    WSO2 Streaming Integrator offers pre-built dashboards for monitoring streaming data flows and server statistics. To load them, follow the procedure below:

    1. Download the required JSON file (i.e., based on the statistics you need to view) from here.

    2. Start Grafana and access it via http://localhost:3000/.

    3. To load a new dashboard, click the plus icon (+) in the side panel. Then click Import.

    4. In the Import page, click Upload .json file. Then browse and select the .json file of the preconfigured dashboard that you downloaded (i.e., in step 5, substep 1).

    5. If required, change the unique identifier displayed in the Unique Identifier (uid).

    6. Click Import.