Installing and setting up Grafana in linux

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to install and set up Grafana in Linux.

Grafana is a multi-platform open source analytics and interactive visualization web application. It provides charts, graphs, and alerts for the web when connected to supported data sources.

Installing grafana in Debian or Ubuntu

To install the latest OSS release

Type this interminal

sudo apt-get install -y apt-transport-https
sudo apt-get install -y software-properties-common wget
wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Add this repository for stable releases:

echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/grafana.list

Add this repository if you want beta releases:

echo "deb beta main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/grafana.list

After you add the repository:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grafana

Install Grafana on RPM-based Linux (CentOS, Fedora, OpenSuse, Red Hat)

Add a new file to your YUM repo using the method of your choice. The command below uses nano.

sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/grafana.repo

For OSS releases:


Install Grafana with one of the following commands:

sudo yum install grafana

Start the server with systemd

This starts the grafana-server process as the grafana user, which was created during the package installation.

To start the service and verify that the service has started:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl start grafana-server
sudo systemctl status grafana-server

Configure the Grafana server to start at boot:

sudo systemctl enable grafana-server.service

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