How To Install Grafana on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Grafana on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Grafana on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.  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 the 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 Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Install Grafana on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Install Grafana on Ubuntu 18.04.

Grafana is not available in Ubuntu’s default repository. Therefore, to get started, you must add Grafana repository to Ubuntu 18.04 system:

The next step is to perform an update on the Grafana repository, then install the application using the command below:

Start and enable grafana-server service to start on boot:

Check status to confirm that it is running:

The output should look like this:

Step 3. Configure Firewall for Grafana.

Grafana default HTTP port is 3000, you’ll need to allow access to this port on the firewall:

Step 4. Accessing Grafana.

Grafana will be available on HTTP port 3000 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to and complete the required steps to finish the installation. Enter your admin credentials (username and password) for Grafana, in this case, use “admin” in both cases, then press the login.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Grafana. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Grafana monitoring tool on your Ubuntu 18.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Grafana website.

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