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Cockpit - Quickstart

Published on 31 October 2022

Scaleway Observability allows you to monitor your applications and their infrastructure by giving you insights and context into their behavior. Observability also enables you to visualize your metrics and logs through a Grafana dashboard.

In this Quickstart, we show you how to activate your Cockpit, how to retrieve your Grafana credentials and how to connect to Grafana and access your managed dashboards. When you are done using the Cockpit, you can also deactivate it.

Identity and Access Management (IAM):

If you have activated IAM, you may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets
Requirements:

You have an account and are logged into the Scaleway console

How to activate your Cockpit

  1. Click Cockpit in the Observability section of the console side menu. The Cockpit overview page displays.
  2. Click Activate to activate your Cockpit. Your Cockpit will be ready in a matter of minutes.

How to retrieve your Grafana credentials

  1. Click Cockpit in the Observability section of the console side menu. The Cockpit overview page displays.
  2. Click the Grafana Users tab. Your Grafana credentials display. You can copy them and log in to your Grafana account.

How to connect to Grafana and access your managed dashboards

  1. Click Cockpit in the Observability section of the console side menu. The Cockpit overview page displays.

  2. Click Open your dashboard to open your Grafana managed dashboard. You are redirected to the Grafana website.

  3. Log in to Grafana using your Grafana credentials.

  4. Click Log in. The Grafana overview page displays.

  5. Hover over Dashboards and click Browse.

  6. Click the folder icon. The Scaleway folder displays.

  7. Click the Scaleway folder to display Scaleway’s managed dashboards.

How to deactivate your Cockpit

Important:

By deactivating your Cockpit you will no longer be able to monitor your Scaleway resources, configure the sending of external metrics and logs, or receive alerts. All associated data will be permanently deleted.

  1. Click Cockpit in the Observability section of the console side menu. The Cockpit overview page displays.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Deactivate Cockpit.
  4. Type DEACTIVATE and then click Deactivate Cockpit to confirm. Your Cockpit will be deleted in a matter of minutes.
Note:

You can reactivate your Cockpit at any time.