Set up InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated

As you get started with this tutorial, do the following to make sure everything you need is in place.

Request an InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster

Contact the InfluxData Sales team to request an InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster. When your cluster is deployed, your InfluxData account representative provides the following:

  • An Auth0 login to authenticate access to your cluster
  • Your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated account ID
  • Your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster ID
  • Your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster URL

Download, install, and configure the influxctl CLI

The influxctl CLI provides a simple way to manage your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster from a command line. It lets you perform administrative tasks such as managing databases and tokens.

  1. Download the influxctl CLI.

    Contact InfluxData Support for information about downloading and installing the influxctl CLI.

  2. Create a connection profile and provide your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated connection credentials. The influxctl CLI uses connection profiles to connect to and authenticate with your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster.

    To create a connection profile, run influxctl init to start an interactive prompt that creates and stores a connection profile.

    influxctl init

    Provide the following required credentials:

    • Account ID
    • Cluster ID

    For more information about influxctl profiles, see Configure connection profiles.

Create a database

Use the influxctl database create command to create a database. You can use an existing database or create a new one specifically for this getting started tutorial. Examples in this getting started tutorial assume a database named “get-started”.

Authenticate with your cluster

The first time you run an influxctl CLI command, you are directed to login to Auth0. Once logged in, Auth0 issues a short-lived (1 hour) management token for the influxctl CLI that grants administrative access to your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster.

Provide the following:

  • Database name.
  • (Optional) Database retention period as a duration value. If no retention period is specified, the default is infinite.
influxctl database create \
  --retention-period 1y \

Create a database token

Use the influxctl token create command to create a database token with read and write permissions for your database.

Provide the following:

  • Permission grants
    • --read-database: Grants read access to a database
    • --write-database Grants write access to a database
  • Token description
influxctl token create \
  --read-database get-started \
  --write-database get-started \
  "Read/write token for get-started database"

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