Performance Co-Pilot Grafana Plugin

Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) provides a framework and services to support system-level performance monitoring and management. It presents a unifying abstraction for all of the performance data in a system, and many tools for interrogating, retrieving, and processing that data.


  • analysis of historical PCP metrics using pmseries query language

  • analysis of real-time PCP metrics using pmwebapi live services

  • enhanced Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) tracing using bpftrace scripts

  • dashboards for detecting potential performance issues and show possible solutions with the checklist dashboards, using the USE method [2]

  • full-text search in metric names, descriptions, instances [1]

  • support for Grafana Alerting [1]

  • support for derived metrics (allows the usage of arithmetic operators and statistical functions inside a query) [2]

  • automated configuration of metric units [1,2,3]

  • automatic rate and time utilization conversion

  • heatmap, table [2,3] and flame graph [3] support

  • auto-completion of metric names [1,2], qualifier keys and values [1], and bpftrace probes, builtin variables and functions [3]

  • display of semantics, units and help texts of metrics [2] and bpftrace builtins [3]

  • legend templating support with $metric, $metric0, $instance, $some_label, $some_dashboard_variable

  • container support [1,2]

  • support for custom endpoint and hostspec per panel [2,3]

  • support for repeated panels

  • sample dashboards for all data sources

[1] PCP Redis [2] PCP Vector [3] PCP bpftrace

Getting started