Using Cloudwatch Dimension Values As Grafana Variables


The concern is documenting using the queried DNS names in grafana dropdowns — to filter them as variables


  • create a datasource type variable such as Client for Cloudwatch
  • create a query type variable against that datasource with the exemplary syntax
  • refer to the dimension_value in the Dimension field with the variable with $ prefix, e.g. $ALB

Originally published at on October 14, 2020.

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