Grafana v3.1.1 (1 Aug 2016)

sudo apt-get install -y adduser libfontconfig
sudo dpkg -i grafana_3.1.1-1470047149_amd64.deb
# ... configure your options in /etc/grafana/grafana.ini then
sudo systemctl start grafana-server

Read the Ubuntu / Debian installation guide for more info.

sudo yum install
# ... configure your options in /etc/grafana/grafana.ini then
sudo systemctl start grafana-server

Read the Centos / Redhat installation guide for more info.


Read the Windows installation guide for more info.

tar -zxvf grafana-3.1.1-1470047149.linux-x64.tar.gz
cd grafana-3.1.1-1470047149
cp conf/sample.ini conf/custom.ini
#  make changes to conf/custom.ini then start grafana-server
brew update
brew install grafana

# to update use the reinstall command
brew update
brew reinstall grafana

Grafana 3.1 Highlights

For full details check out Grafana 3.1 Released blog post.
  • Dashboard Repository at You can now discover and upload dashboards.
  • Dashboard time range and variables values are now always synced with URL.
  • Constant Template Variable have been added to make dashboard sharing easier (use as metric prefix).
  • Singlestat can now map ranges to text.
  • Metrics Grafana now supports sending metrics about itself.
  • Full changelog

Choose your Configuration Options

The Grafana backend has a number of configuration options defined in its config file (usually located at /etc/grafana/grafana.ini on linux systems).

In this config file you can change things like the default admin password, http port, grafana database (sqlite3, mysql, postgres), authentication options (google, github, ldap, auth proxy) along with many other options.

Start your grafana server. Login with your admin user (default admin/admin). Open side menu (click the Grafana icon in top menu) head to Data Sources and add your data source.

Visualize Your Data

Now that Grafana is installed and configured it's time for the fun stuff: Graphing the data! There are a number of places to get help. You can start by reading the Getting Started guide or checkout the one of the many screencasts.