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Use Grafana with InfluxDB OSS

Use Grafana or Grafana Cloud to visualize data from your InfluxDB instance.

The instructions in this guide require Grafana Cloud or Grafana v7.1+.

  1. Start InfluxDB OSS 2.0.
  2. Sign up for Grafana Cloud or download and install Grafana.
  3. Visit your Grafana Cloud user interface (UI) or, if running Grafana locally, start Grafana and visit http://localhost:3000 in your browser.
  4. In the left navigation of the Grafana UI, hover over the gear icon to expand the Configuration section. Click Data Sources.
  5. Click Add data source.
  6. Select InfluxDB from the list of available data sources.
  7. On the Data Source configuration page, enter a name for your InfluxDB data source.
  8. Under Query Language, select one of the following:

Configure Grafana to use Flux

With Flux selected as the query language in your InfluxDB data source, configure your InfluxDB connection:

  1. Under Connection, enter the following:

  2. Click Save & Test. Grafana attempts to connect to the InfluxDB 2.0 datasource and returns the results of the test.

Configure Grafana to use InfluxQL

To query InfluxDB OSS 2.0 with InfluxQL, find your use case below, and then complete the instructions to configure Grafana:

Installed a new InfluxDB 2.0 instance

To configure Grafana to use InfluxQL with a new install of InfluxDB 2.0, do the following:

  1. Authenticate with InfluxDB 2.0 tokens.
  2. Manually create DBRP mappings.

Upgraded from InfluxDB 1.x to 2.0

To configure Grafana to use InfluxQL when you’ve upgraded from InfluxDB 1.x to InfluxDB 2.0 (following an official upgrade guide):

  1. Authenticate using the non-admin v1 compatible authentication credentials created during the upgrade process.
  2. Use the DBRP mappings InfluxDB automatically created in the upgrade process (no action necessary).

Manually migrated from InfluxDB 1.x to 2.0

To configure Grafana to use InfluxQL when you’ve manually migrated from InfluxDB 1.x to InfluxDB 2.0, do the following:

  1. If your InfluxDB 1.x instance required authentication, create v1 compatible authentication credentials to match your previous 1.x username and password. Otherwise, use InfluxDB v2 token authentication.
  2. Manually create DBRP mappings.

View and create InfluxDB v1 authorizations

View and create InfluxDB DBRP mappings

Configure your InfluxDB connection

With InfluxQL selected as the query language in your InfluxDB data source settings:

  1. Under HTTP, enter the following:

    • URL: Your InfluxDB URL.

      http://localhost:8086/
      
    • Access: Server (default)

  2. Configure InfluxDB authentication:

  3. Click Save & Test. Grafana attempts to connect to the InfluxDB 2.0 data source and returns the results of the test.

Query and visualize data

With your InfluxDB connection configured, use Grafana and Flux to query and visualize time series data stored in your InfluxDB instance.

For more information about using Grafana, see the Grafana documentation. If you’re just learning Flux, see Get started with Flux.


Set your InfluxDB URL

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