Installing Chronograf

Warning! This page documents an old version of Chronograf, which is no longer actively developed. Chronograf v1.7 is the most recent stable version of Chronograf.

This page describes how to download and install Chronograf.

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TICK overview

Chronograf is the user interface for InfluxData’s TICK stack.

Download and install

The latest Chronograf builds are available on InfluxData’s Downloads page.

  1. Choose the download link for your operating system.
    • Note that if your download includes a TAR package, we recommend specifying a location for the underlying datastore, chronograf-v1.db, outside of the directory from which you start Chronograf. This allows you to preserve and reference your existing datastore, including configurations and dashboards, when you download future versions.
  2. Install Chronograf:
    • MacOS: tar zxvf chronograf-1.6.2_darwin_amd64.tar.gz
    • Ubuntu & Debian: sudo dpkg -i chronograf_1.6.2_amd64.deb
    • RedHat and CentOS: sudo yum localinstall chronograf-1.6.2.x86_64.rpm
  3. Start Chronograf:
    • MacOS: tar zxvf chronograf-1.6.2_darwin_amd64.tar.gz
    • Ubuntu & Debian: sudo dpkg -i chronograf_1.6.2_amd64.deb

Connect Chronograf to your InfluxDB instance or InfluxDB Enterprise cluster

  1. Point your web browser to localhost:8888.
  2. Fill out the form with the following details:
    • Connection String: Enter the hostname or IP of the machine that InfluxDB is running on, and be sure to include InfluxDB’s default port 8086.
    • Connection Name: Enter a name for your connection string.
    • Username and Password: These fields can remain blank unless you’ve enabled authorization in InfluxDB.
    • Telegraf Database Name: Optionally, enter a name for your Telegraf database. The default name is Telegraf.
  3. Click Add Source.

Connect Chronograf to Kapacitor

  1. In Chronograf, click the configuration (wrench) icon in the sidebar menu, then select Add Config in the Active Kapacitator column.
  2. In the Kapacitor URL field, enter the hostname or IP of the machine that Kapacitor is running on. Be sure to include Kapacitor’s default port: 9092.
  3. Enter a name for your connection.
  4. Leave the Username and Password fields blank unless you’ve specifically enabled authorization in Kapacitor.
  5. Click Connect.