grafyaml takes descriptions of Grafana dashboards in YAML format, and uses them to produce JSON formatted output suitable for direct import into Grafana.
The tool uses the Voluptuous data validation library to ensure the input produces a valid dashboard. Along with validation, users receive the benefits of YAML markup such as comments and clearer type support.
For example, here is a minimal dashboard specification
dashboard: time: from: "2018-02-07T08:42:27.000Z" to: "2018-02-07T13:48:32.000Z" templating: - name: hostname type: query datasource: graphite query: node* refresh: true title: My great dashboard rows: - title: CPU Usage height: 250px panels: - title: CPU Usage for $hostname type: graph datasource: graphite targets: - target: $hostname.Cpu.cpu_prct_used
grafyaml can be very useful in continuous-integration environments. Users can specify their dashboards via a normal review process and tests can validate their correctness.