Monitoring your home lab devices in the cloud for free

I was about to start installing a monitoring stack at home to monitor my Linux devices when I learned Grafana Cloud now has a forever free plan.

And let me tell you, it’s just like they said it is; “A free plan that’s actually useful”. Some of what you get for free:

  • 10,000 series for Prometheus metrics
  • 50 GB of logs
  • 14-day retention for metrics and logs

But more importantly, you don't need to maintain a time-series Database nor a