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Install 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.

    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. Chronograf user accounts and credentials should be different than credentials used for InfluxDB, to ensure distinct permissions can be applied. For example, you may want to set up Chronograf to run as a service account with read-only permissions to InfluxDB. For more information, see how to manage InfluxDB users in Chronograf and manage Chronograf users.

  • Telegraf Database Name: Optionally, enter a name for your Telegraf database. The default name is Telegraf.

  1. 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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Linux Package Signing Key Rotation

All signed InfluxData Linux packages have been resigned with an updated key. If using Linux, you may need to update your package configuration to continue to download and verify InfluxData software packages.

For more information, see the Linux Package Signing Key Rotation blog post.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

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InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB TSM

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine which enables nearly unlimited series cardinality and SQL query support. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by TSM, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by IOx, see the IOx-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

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