Use Chronograf with InfluxDB OSS
This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.7 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.7 documentation.
Chronograf is a data visualization and dashboarding tool designed to visualize data in InfluxDB 1.x. It is part of the TICKstack that provides an InfluxQL data explorer, Kapacitor integrations, and more. Continue to use Chronograf with InfluxDB Cloud and InfluxDB OSS 2.1 and the 1.x compatibility API.
Create an InfluxDB connection
In Chronograf, click Configuration in the left navigation bar, and then click Add Connection.
Toggle the InfluxDB v2 Auth option at the bottom of the form.
Enter your InfluxDB connection credentials:
Connection URL: InfluxDB URL (see InfluxDB Cloud regions or InfluxDB OSS URLs)
Connection Name: Name to uniquely identify this connection configuration
Organization: InfluxDB organization
Token: InfluxDB API token
Telegraf Database Name: InfluxDB bucket Chronograf uses to populate parts of the application, including the Host List page (default is
Default Retention Policy: default retention policy (leave blank)
DBRPs map to InfluxDB buckets
In InfluxDB Cloud and InfluxDB OSS 2.1, database/retention-policy (DBRP) combinations are mapped to buckets using the
database-name/retention-policynaming convention. DBRP mappings are required to query InfluxDB OSS 2.x or InfluxDB Cloud using InfluxQL.
For information, see DBRP mapping and Map unmapped buckets.
Click Add Connection.
Select the dashboards you would like to create, and then click Next.
To configure a Kapacitor connection, provide the necessary credentials, and then click Continue. Otherwise, click Skip. For information about using Kapacitor with InfluxDB Cloud or InfluxDB OSS 2.1, see Use Kapacitor with InfluxDB.
Update upgraded InfluxDB connections
If using Chronograf with an InfluxDB instance that was upgraded from 1.x to 2.x, update your InfluxDB connection configuration in Chronograf to use the InfluxDB v2 Auth option and provide an organization and a token. Without an organization, Chronograf cannot use Flux to query InfluxDB.
No administrative functionality
Chronograf cannot be used for administrative tasks in InfluxDB Cloud and InfluxDB OSS 2.1. For example, you cannot do the following:
- Define databases
- Modify retention policies
- Add users
- Kill queries
When connected to an InfluxDB Cloud or InfluxDB 2.1 database, functionality in the InfluxDB Admin section of Chronograf is disabled.
To complete administrative tasks, use the following:
- InfluxDB user interface (UI)
- InfluxDB CLI
- InfluxDB v2 API
Limited InfluxQL support
InfluxDB Cloud and InfluxDB OSS 2.1 support InfluxQL read-only queries. For more information, see InfluxQL support.
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