In this tutorial we will show you how to install Grafana on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Grafana is an open source data visualization and tracking suite. It offers support for Graphite, Elasticsearch, Included, Prometheus, and a lot more databases. The application gives a beautiful dashboard and metric analytics, with capability to control and create your own dashboard to your own apps or infrastructure performance monitoring.
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 Grafana on CentOS 7 server.
Install Grafana on CentOS 7
Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Install Grafana on CentOS 7.
First, Add new Grafana repository:
Now we can start Grafana installation with the following command:
After the installation process is finished, execute the following commands to start your Grafana service:
By default, Grafana is running on port 3000. In case your server is using a firewall, open the port using command below:
Grafana will be available on HTTP port 3000 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://mydomain.com:3000 and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 3000 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Grafana. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Grafana open source data visualization on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Grafana website.