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Installing Chronograf

This page documents an earlier version of Chronograf. Chronograf v1.8 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v1.8 documentation.

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

Windows support is experimental.

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

  1. Choose the download link for your operating system.

    If your download includes a TAR package, save the underlying datastore chronograf-v1.db in directory outside of where you start Chronograf. This preserves and references your existing datastore, including configurations and dashboards, when you download future versions.

  2. Install Chronograf, replacing <version#> with the appropriate version:

    tar zxvf chronograf-<version#>_darwin_amd64.tar.gz
    sudo dpkg -i chronograf_<version#>_amd64.deb
    sudo yum localinstall chronograf-<version#>.x86_64.rpm
  3. Start Chronograf:

    chronograf

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 authentication 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.

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