Use Grafana 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.
Use Grafana or Grafana Cloud to visualize data from your InfluxDB instance.
The instructions in this guide require Grafana Cloud or Grafana v7.1+.
- Start InfluxDB OSS 2.1.
- Sign up for Grafana Cloud or download and install Grafana.
- Visit your Grafana Cloud user interface (UI) or, if running Grafana locally,
start Grafana and visit
http://localhost:3000in your browser.
- In the left navigation of the Grafana UI, hover over the gear icon to expand the Configuration section. Click Data Sources.
- Click Add data source.
- Select InfluxDB from the list of available data sources.
- On the Data Source configuration page, enter a name for your InfluxDB data source.
- 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:
Under Connection, enter the following:
URL: Your InfluxDB URL.
Organization: Your InfluxDB organization name or ID.
Token: Your InfluxDB API token.
Default Bucket: The default bucket to use in Flux queries.
Min time interval: The Grafana minimum time interval.
Click Save & Test. Grafana attempts to connect to the InfluxDB 2.1 datasource and returns the results of the test.
Configure Grafana to use InfluxQL
To query InfluxDB OSS 2.1 with InfluxQL, find your use case below, and then complete the instructions to configure Grafana:
- Installed a new InfluxDB 2.1 instance
- Upgraded from InfluxDB 1.x to 2.1 (following the official upgrade)
- Manually migrated from InfluxDB 1.x to 2.1
Installed a new InfluxDB instance
To configure Grafana to use InfluxQL with a new install of InfluxDB 2.1, do the following:
Upgraded from InfluxDB 1.x to 2.x
To configure Grafana to use InfluxQL when you’ve upgraded from InfluxDB 1.x to InfluxDB 2.1 (following an official upgrade guide):
- Authenticate using the non-admin v1 compatible authentication credentials created during the upgrade process.
- Use the DBRP mappings InfluxDB automatically created in the upgrade process (no action necessary).
Manually migrated from InfluxDB 1.x to 2.x
To configure Grafana to use InfluxQL when you’ve manually migrated from InfluxDB 1.x to InfluxDB 2.1, do the following:
- 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.
- Manually create DBRP mappings.
View and create InfluxDB DBRP mappings
Configure your InfluxDB connection
With InfluxQL selected as the query language in your InfluxDB data source settings:
Under HTTP, enter the following:
URL: Your InfluxDB URL.
Access: Server (default)
Configure InfluxDB authentication:
Under Custom HTTP Headers, select Add Header. Provide your InfluxDB API token:
Value: Use the
Tokenschema and provide your InfluxDB API token. For example:
Authenticate with username and password
Under InfluxDB Details, do the following:
- Database: Enter the database name mapped to your InfluxDB 2.1 bucket
- User: Enter the username associated with your InfluxDB 1.x compatibility authorization
- Password: Enter the password associated with your InfluxDB 1.x compatibility authorization
- HTTP Method: Select GET
Click Save & Test. Grafana attempts to connect to the InfluxDB 2.1 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.
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