rpk generate grafana-dashboard

Generate Grafana dashboards for Redpanda metrics.

Use this command to generate sample Grafana dashboards for Redpanda metrics. These dashboards can be imported into a Grafana or Grafana Cloud instance.

To select a specific dashboard, use the --dashboard flag followed by the dashboard name. For example, to generate the operations dashboard, run:

rpk generate grafana-dashboard --dashboard operations

The selected dashboard will be downloaded from Redpanda Data’s observability GitHub repository.

The legacy dashboard is still available as an option (legacy), but it isn’t downloaded from GitHub. Instead, the generated dashboard is based on which metrics endpoint is used (--metrics-endpoint).

Available dashboards

You can select one of the following dashboard types:

Name Description


Allows for monitoring of Java Kafka consumers, using the Prometheus JMX Exporter and the Kafka Sample Configuration.


Metrics and KPIs that provide details of topic consumers and how far they are lagging behind the end of the log.

operations [default]

Provides an overview of KPIs for a Redpanda cluster with health indicators. This is suitable for ops or SRE to monitor on a daily or continuous basis.


Provides throughput, read/write rates, and on-disk sizes of each/all topics.


Generates dashboard based on selected metrics endpoint (--metrics-endpoint). Modify prometheus datasource and job-name with --datasource and --job-name flags.


rpk generate grafana-dashboard [flags]


Value Type Description



The name of the dashboard you wish to download. Use --dashboard help for more info (default "operations")

-h, --help


Help for grafana-dashboard.



Redpanda or rpk config file; default search paths are /var/lib/redpanda/.config/rpk/rpk.yaml, $PWD/redpanda.yaml, and /etc/redpanda/redpanda.yaml.

-X, --config-opt


Override rpk configuration settings. See rpk -X or execute rpk -X help for inline detail or rpk -X list for terser detail.



Profile to use. See rpk profile for more details.

-v, --verbose


Enable verbose logging.