How To Install Grafana on AlmaLinux 8

Install Grafana on Almalinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Grafana on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Grafana is the open-source analytics and monitoring solution for every database such as Elasticsearch, Graphite, OpenTSDB, Prometheus, and InfluxDB. The application gives a beautiful dashboard and metric analytics.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Grafana open-source analytics & monitoring on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Grafana on Almalinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Grafana on AlmaLinux 8.

Now we add the Grafana RPM repository to your system:

sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/grafana.repo<<EOF



When the repository for Grafana has been added, Grafana can be easily installed by running the commands below:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install grafana

To start, stop, restart, check status or enable Grafana server to run on system boot, run the commands:

sudo systemctl start grafana-server
sudo systemctl enable grafana-server

Step 3. Configure Firewall.

Configure the FirewallD to allow external machines to access the Grafana:

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=3000/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Step 4. Accessing Grafana Web interface.

Once successfully installed, now open your favorite browser and navigate to and complete the required steps to finish the installation. Use the credentials admin for both username and password.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Grafana. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Grafana open source dashboard monitoring tools on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Grafana website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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