Change Log

2.0.2 (2020-02-25)

  • vector, redis: remove autocompletion cache (PCP metrics can be added and removed dynamically)

2.0.1 (2020-02-17)

2.0.0 (2020-02-17)

  • vector, bpftrace: fix version checks on dashboard load (prevent multiple pmcd.version checks on dashboard load)
  • vector, bpftrace: change datasource check box to red if URL is inaccessible
  • redis: add tests
  • flame graphs: support multidimensional eBPF maps (required to display e.g. the process name)
  • dashboards: remove BCC metrics from Vector host overview (because the BCC PMDA isn’t installed by default)
  • misc: update dependencies

1.0.7 (2020-01-29)

  • redis: fix timespec (fixes empty graphs for large time ranges)

1.0.6 (2020-01-07)

  • redis: support wildcards in metric names (e.g.*)
  • redis: fix label support
  • redis: fix legends

1.0.5 (2019-12-16)

  • redis: set default sample interval to 60s (fixes empty graph borders)
  • build: upgrade copy-webpack-plugin to mitigate XSS vulnerability in the serialize-javascript transitive dependency
  • build: remove deprecated uglify-webpack-plugin

2.0.0-beta1 (2019-12-12)

  • support Grafana 6.5+, drop support for Grafana < 6.5

1.0.4 (2019-12-11)


  • flame graphs: clean flame graph stacks every 5s (reduces CPU load)
  • general: implement PCP version checks

Bug Fixes

  • build: remove weak dependency (doesn’t work with Node.js 12)
  • build: upgrade terser-webpack-plugin to mitigate XSS vulnerability in the serialize-javascript transitive dependency

1.0.3 (2019-11-22)

  • fix flame graph dependency (flamegraph.destroy error in javascript console)

1.0.2 (2019-11-12)

  • handle counter wraps (overflows)
  • convert time based counters to time utilization

1.0.1 (2019-10-24)

Flame Graphs

  • aggregate stack counts by selected time range in the Grafana UI
  • add option to hide idle stacks


  • fix container dropdown in query editor
  • remove container setting from datasource settings page


  • fix value transformations (e.g. rate conversation of counters)


  • request more datapoints from the datasource to fill the borders of the graph panel

1.0.0 (2019-10-11)


  • support for Flame Graphs
  • context-sensitive auto completion for bpftrace probes, builtin variables and functions incl. help texts
  • parse output of bpftrace scripts (e.g. using printf()) as CSV and display it in the Grafana table panel
  • sample dashboards (BPFtrace System Analysis, BPFtrace Flame Graphs)


  • table output: show instance name in left column
  • table output: support non-matching instance names (cells of metrics which don’t have the specific instance will be blank)

Vector & bpftrace

  • if the metric/script gets changed in the query editor, immeditately stop polling the old metric/deregister the old script
  • improve pmwebd compatibility


  • help texts for all datasources (visible with the [ ? ] button in the query editor)
  • renamed PCP Live to PCP Vector
  • logos for all datasources
  • improved error handling

0.0.7 (2019-08-16)

  • Initial release of grafana-pcp


  • retrieval of Performance Co-Pilot metrics from pmseries (PCP Redis), pmproxy and pmwebd (PCP Live)
  • automatic rate conversation of counter metrics
  • auto completion of metric names 1,2, qualifier keys and values 2
  • display of semantics, units and help texts of metrics 1
  • legend templating support with $metric, $metric0, $instance, $some_label
  • container support
  • support for repeating panels
  • support for custom endpoint URL and container setting per query, with templating support 1
  • heatmap and table support 1
  • sample dashboards for PCP Redis and PCP Live

1 PCP Live 2 PCP Redis

Known Bugs

  • the bpftrace datasource is work-in-progress and will be ready with the next release (approx. 1-2 weeks)

Thanks to Jason Koch for the initial pcp-live datasource implementation and the host overview dashboard.