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How To Install InfluxDB on Rocky Linux 9

Install InfluxDB on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install InfluxDB on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, InfluxDB is a popular open-source time series database that is often used for storing and analyzing time-stamped data, such as performance metrics and sensor data. InfluxDB is written in the Go programming language and is optimized for fast, high-availability storage and retrieval of time series data. It can run on a variety of platforms, including Linux.

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 the step-by-step installation of the InfluxDB open-source database on Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • 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 InfluxDB on Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install dnf-utils

Step 2. Installing InfluxDB on Rocky Linux 9

By default, the InfluxDB is not available on Rocky Linux 9 AppStream repository. Now run the following command below to add the InfluxDB repository to your Rocky Linux system:

cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/influxdb.repo
name = influxdb Repository - RHEL \$releasever
baseurl = https://repos.influxdata.com/rhel/\$releasever/\$basearch/stable
enabled = 1
gpgcheck = 1
gpgkey = https://repos.influxdata.com/influxdb.key

Next, install the latest version of InfluxDB using dnf the command:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install influxdb2

After the installation is completed, start the service of InfluxDB and then enable, it so that it could start itself automatically with the system reboot:

sudo systemctl start influxdb
sudo systemctl status influxdb
sudo systemctl enable influxdb

Step 3. Configure Firewall.

To make your pages available to the public, you will have to edit your firewall rules to allow HTTP and HTTPS requests on your web server by using the following commands:

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=8086/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Step 4. Accessing InfluxDB Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access InfluxDB using the URL http://your-IP-address:8086. You will be redirected to the following page:

Install InfluxDB on Rocky Linux 9

Congratulations! You have successfully installed InfluxDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the InfluxDB open-source time series database on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official InfluxDB 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 idroot.us, 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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