Guides for Chronograf
Follow the links below to explore Chronograf’s features.
Advanced Kapacitor usage
Learn how Kapacitor can be used with Chronograf for alert history and TICKscript management.
Analyzing logs with Chronograf
View, search, filter, visualize, and analyze log information using Chronograf and InfluxDB.
Cloning dashboards and cells
Dashboards and their cells can be cloned, or copied, to be used as templates for easily creating new dashboards and cells.
Configuring Chronograf alert endpoints
Use Chronograf alert endpoints to send alert messages using Chronograf support for Alerta, Exec, HipChat, HTTP/Post, Kafka, Log, OpsGenie, PagerDuty, Sensu, Slack, SMTP/email, Talk, Telegram, TCP, and VictorOps.
Creating Chronograf alert rules
Creating Chronograf alert rules, specifying time series data and thresholds. Example sends alerts to a Slack channel.
Creating Chronograf dashboards
This tutorial guides you quickly through the essential steps required to create custom Chronograf dashboards for use with InfluxDB and the InfluxData Platform.
Editing TICKscripts in Chronograf
Editing and viewing TICKscript logs in Chronograf
Explore data in Chronograf
Query and visualize data in the Data Explorer.
Monitoring InfluxDB Enterprise clusters
Use Chronograf dashboards with an InfluxDB OSS server to measure and monitor InfluxDB Enterprise cluster data nodes using Telegraf output plugins and input plugins.
Using annotations in Chronograf views
Annotations provide contextual information by adding explanatory notes or comments to Chronograf graph views and charts in the user interface and dashboards.
Using dashboard template variables
Chronograf dashboards support template variables that let you modify queries through simple user interactions. Variable types include databases, measurements, field keys, tag keys, tag values, comma-separated values (CSV), maps, custom meta queries, and text.
Using pre-created dashboards in Chronograf
Preconfigured dashboards can quickly be used to display metrics for popular applications, including Apache, Consul, Docker, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, Mesos, MySQL, NGINX, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis, and more
Viewing Chronograf dashboards in presentation mode
View dashboards in full screen using presentation mode.
Visualization types in Chronograf
Chronograf’s dashboard views support the following visualization types, which can be selected in the Visualization Type selection view of the Data Explorer. Visualization Type selector Each of the available visualization types and available user controls are described below. Line Graph Stacked Graph Step-Plot Graph Single Stat Line Graph + Single Stat Bar Graph Gauge Table Note For information on adding and displaying annotations in graph views, see Adding annotations to Chronograf views.
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