Using Kibana 5.4.1
I have a fairly common use case whereby servers send counter metrics at regular interval. Those counters are just a tally of some event, for example the number of connections opened, or some errors since the process started.
Those stats are meant to be compact, and while one could use 1 doc per "event", it's not the case here. So how would I go about visualizing the evolution of that counter over time?
It seems a potential candidate would be "Serial Diff" which subtracts a value at previous time from the current value. And it seems to be working as expected, but there is a problem that makes it unusable: graph always starts with a huge spike and ends with a massive drop, no matter the time window selected. It's like it's not happy with the 1st and last bucket. Any way to fix / ignore those buckets?