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Use Grafana with InfluxDB OSS

Use Grafana or Grafana Cloud to visualize data from your InfluxDB 2.7 instance.

The instructions in this guide require Grafana Cloud or Grafana v8.0+.

  1. Start InfluxDB.
  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 HTTP, enter the following:

    • URL: Your InfluxDB URL.

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

  2. Under InfluxDB Details, enter the following:

  3. Click Save & Test. Grafana attempts to connect to the InfluxDB 2.7 datasource and returns the results of the test.

Use Grafana with InfluxDB and Flux

Configure Grafana to use InfluxQL

To query InfluxDB 2.7 with InfluxQL, find your use case below, and then complete the instructions to configure Grafana:

Installed a new InfluxDB instance

To configure Grafana to use InfluxQL with a new install of InfluxDB 2.7, do the following:

  1. Authenticate with InfluxDB 2.7 tokens.
  2. Manually create DBRP mappings.

Upgraded from InfluxDB 1.x to 2.x

To configure Grafana to use InfluxQL when you’ve upgraded from InfluxDB 1.x to InfluxDB 2.7 (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.x

To configure Grafana to use InfluxQL when you’ve manually migrated from InfluxDB 1.x to InfluxDB 2.7, 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 2.7 data source and returns the results of the test.

Use Grafana with InfluxDB and Flux

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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A highly available InfluxDB 3.0 cluster on your own infrastructure.

InfluxDB Clustered is a highly available InfluxDB 3.0 cluster built for high write and query workloads on your own infrastructure.

InfluxDB Clustered is currently in limited availability and is only available to a limited group of InfluxData customers. If interested in being part of the limited access group, please contact the InfluxData Sales team.

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: