Learn How Tanzu Observability Helps OpenShift Users Manage the Grafana Licensing Change

March 16, 2022 Juhi Shah

Grafana Labs recently announced that they are relicensing their core projects from Apache 2.0 to Affero General Public License (AGPL) version 3. This is great news for the open source community, since the new license is still Open Source Initiative–approved and adheres to an additional clause in which network access of any AGPL-licensed software counts as a type of distribution. On the flip side, this also has a direct impact on those using platforms that rely heavily on third-party monitoring interfaces, such as Grafana. 

For example, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) has already issued a statement warning about potential future removal of third-party dependencies. In the case of Grafana, which is part of the OCP monitoring stack, the instance and dashboards are now read-only with limited metrics. Therefore, current OCP users may feel limited by its capabilities. VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront delivers full-stack monitoring of Kubernetes clusters for OpenShift with the latest OpenShift-certified Helm chart solution. With a simplified Helm installation process, users get access to curated dashboards showcasing cluster-level, node-level, pod-level, and container-level metrics of Kubernetes clusters for OpenShift.

Tanzu Observability provides built-in observability for all your Kubernetes needs, including OpenShift. Using the Kubernetes OpenShift integration to monitor clusters eliminates the need to  replatform through OCP, addressing any observability constraints. Sign up for a free trial of Tanzu Observability today to use alongside OpenShift integration for your Kubernetes clusters.

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