Monitoring HomeLab and Network with Gravwell Community Edition

Mar 25, 2021 9:47:38 AM / by Gravwell posted in Community Edition, Home Operations Center

Gravwell launched our free Community Edition in July 2018, and it has become an invaluable resource for home lab users and anyone looking to monitor their personal network or wrangle large amounts of data (up to 2GB/day) into actionable insights. In this blog post, Dustin Finn, one of our first CE users and recipient of the inaugural “CE User of the Year” Award, shares some of the cool projects he’s working on using Gravwell Community Edition.

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Brewing With Gravwell

Nov 4, 2020 1:12:52 PM / by Kris Watts posted in Case study, Home Operations Center, HOWTO


Today we are going to talk about something very important - beer.  Homebrewing has a long tradition and many master brewers started by making swill in their basement.  So today, I am going to go over my homebrew setup, how it is instrumented, how I use low-cost sensors to monitor every stage; and how a little bit of automation saved a kegerator and a few carboys.

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Security Auditing DNS With CoreDNS and Gravwell

Jul 26, 2018 11:16:19 AM / by Kris Watts posted in Network Analytics, Case study, Logging, Security, automation, Integrations, Home Operations Center, Orchestration, DNS

DNS auditing is an integral part of any I.T. security program. Name resolutions can act as a great tip for discovering malware, command and control streams, or misbehaving employees. Acquiring DNS audit data can be difficult with some DNS servers (*cough* Windows *cough*); for this post we are going to show an extremely easy method of getting DNS audit data directly into Gravwell.

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Monitoring Netflow with Gravwell Community Edition

Jul 18, 2018 1:21:59 PM / by John Floren posted in Network Analytics, Community Edition, Home Operations Center

Gravwell Community Edition is perfect for monitoring your home network. With a generous 2GB/day ingest quota, you can capture netflow records, DNS requests, WiFi hotspot associations, and more. In this blog post, we’ll show how to ingest and analyze netflow records. We’ll assume you’ve already set up a Gravwell instance as described in the quickstart (!quickstart/; for this post, we’ll assume the Gravwell instance is at Your instance will almost certainly be different, so be sure to substitute your own information.

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Monitoring infrastructure metrics with Gravwell and Collectd

Jul 10, 2018 1:35:39 PM / by Kris Watts posted in DevOps Analytics, Integrations, Community Edition, Home Operations Center

To celebrate the release of the Gravwell Community Edition we are also releasing a standalone collectd ingester. Collectd is an excellent tool for monitoring the health of hardware, systems, and applications. For this post we will be demonstrating the installation and configuration of collectd to monitor the health and status of a few machines. We will be providing dashboard import codes so that you can quickly and easily import our ready made dashboards. The collectd ingester is part of the core suite of ingesters and is open source on github.

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