The official documentation for this course is hosted here at https://sbcode.net/grafana. I have written it specifically to be used by the students of this course.
In this course all my examples are executed on an unrestricted Ubuntu 20.04. You can get minimal Ubuntu servers from cloud providers.
In this course I used Digital Ocean, with this link https://m.do.co/c/23d277be9014. You will normally get $50 credit for 30 days for new registrations. Occasionally the offer changes to $100 credit for 60 days, but can create and delete as many VMs as you wish during the initial offer period up to you credit limit without any charge.
Alternatively, I also have a Hetzner Cloud coupon where you will receive €20 in FREE credits for new registrations.
$50 - 30 Day FREE Credit
€20 FREE credits