Get started with InfluxDB
This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.6 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.6 documentation.
After you’ve installed InfluxDB OSS, you’re ready to get started. Explore the following ways to work with your data:
Note: To run InfluxDB, start the
influxd daemon (InfluxDB service) using the InfluxDB command line interface. Once you’ve started the
influxd daemon, use
localhost:8086 to log in to your InfluxDB instance.
To start InfluxDB, do the following:
- Open a terminal.
influxdin the command line.
Collect and write data
Collect and write data to InfluxDB using the Telegraf plugins, the InfluxDB v2 API, the
influx command line interface (CLI), the InfluxDB UI (the user interface for InfluxDB 2.0), or the InfluxDB v2 API client libraries.
Use Telegraf to quickly write data to InfluxDB Cloud. Create new Telegraf configurations automatically in the InfluxDB UI, or manually update an existing Telegraf configuration to send data to your InfluxDB Cloud instance.
For details, see Automatically configure Telegraf and Manually update Telegraf configurations.
InfluxDB OSS lets you scrape Prometheus-formatted metrics from HTTP endpoints. For details, see Scrape data.
API, CLI, and client libraries
For information about using the InfluxDB v2 API,
influx CLI, and client libraries to write data, see Write data to InfluxDB.
Query data using Flux, the UI, and the
influx command line interface.
See Query data.
Use InfluxDB tasks to process and downsample data. See Process data.
Build custom dashboards to visualize your data. See Visualize data.
Monitor and alert
Monitor your data and sends alerts based on specified logic. See Monitor and alert.
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Support and feedback
Thank you for being part of our community! We welcome and encourage your feedback and bug reports for InfluxDB and this documentation. To find support, use the following resources:
InfluxDB Cloud and InfluxDB Enterprise customers can contact InfluxData Support.