Introducing InfluxDB OSS
This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB.
InfluxDB v2.6 is the latest stable version.
The introductory documentation includes all the information you need to get up and running with InfluxDB.
Download the latest InfluxDB OSS release at the InfluxData download page.
With InfluxDB installed, you’re ready to start doing some awesome things. In this section we’ll use the influx command line interface (CLI), which is included in all InfluxDB packages and is a lightweight and simple way to interact with the database. The CLI communicates with InfluxDB directly by making requests to the InfluxDB HTTP API over port 8086 by default.
Note: The database can also be used by making raw HTTP requests.
This page provides directions for installing, starting, and configuring InfluxDB.
InfluxDB OSS installation requirements Installation of the InfluxDB package may require root or administrator privileges in order to complete successfully.
InfluxDB OSS networking ports By default, InfluxDB uses the following network ports:
TCP port 8086 is used for client-server communication over InfluxDB’s HTTP API TCP port 8088 is used for the RPC service for backup and restore In addition to the ports above, InfluxDB also offers multiple plugins that may require custom ports.
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