Pi-hole is a comprehensive network-wide ad blocking and tracking protection solution, originally designed for Raspberry Pi devices but now widely compatible with various systems. It functions as a DNS sinkhole, intercepting queries for known ad-serving domains and preventing unwanted content from reaching the user's device. This results in a cleaner, faster web browsing experience without the intrusive ads. Beyond just ad blocking, Pi-hole also enhances privacy by blocking trackers that monitor online activity.

What sets Pi-hole apart is its ability to block advertisements and trackers at the network level, meaning it can protect all devices connected to the network without the need for individual ad-blocking software on each device. Its lightweight design ensures it can run seamlessly on low-power devices, making it an efficient solution for improving network performance and security. Pi-hole's user-friendly web interface provides an accessible way for users to monitor network activity, view statistics, and customize their blocking lists, offering a tailored and transparent network management experience.

Integrating Pi-hole with groundcover

To start accessing granular insights, just follow these 2 super easy steps:

Step 1: Enable Custom Metrics

Follow our quick guide on how to enable scraping custom metrics on groundcover.

Step 2: Import dashboard using Grafana ID

In the groundcover platform, go to Dashboards -> New -> Import.

In the box titled "Import via grafana.com", enter one of the following dashboard IDs, then click "Load".

IDNameDescriptionMore Info


Pi-hole Exporter

This is a Pi-hole dashboard when using the https://github.com/eko/pihole-exporter Prometheus exporter


Pi-hole Statistics

Example Dashboard for statistics gathered from Pi-hole


Pi-hole UI

Watch either a single Pi-hole system or combine the statics of several in a single pane.


Pi-hole - RESTful API

Grafana Dashboard that consumes Pi-hole API without auth. All simple, leveraging the input.http from telegraf.


PI-Hole Exporter

This is a PI-Hole dashboard when using the https://github.com/eko/pihole-exporter Prometheus exporter

That's it!

You can now see the imported dashboard in your list of Dashboards and start using it immediately.

You can repeat this action to load as many of these dashboards as you like.

If you import more than one of these dashboards, you may find it useful to create a Pi-hole Dashboards Folder in groundcover.

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