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How to set InfluxDB as a Grafana

New hosted instances automatically have InfluxDB set as a datasource in Grafana.

When a datasource has been accidentally deleted or for some older instances running InfluxDB version 0.8, InfluxDB can be set as a datasource in Grafana by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to Grafana in your browser using the "Grafana" link listed for the instance on your account dashboard.
  2. Login to Grafana using the credentials sent via email when the instance was created.
  3. Click the Grafana logo on the upper left corner of the screen to open the left sidebar.
  4. In the left sidebar, click on the "Data Sources" button.
  5. Click on the "Add new" tab in the header bar to bring up the "Add data source" page.
  6. Switch the type to "InfluxDB 0.9.x", then fill in the fields.
  7. The "Url" field should be the URL pointing to your InfluxDB API (e.g. "https://some-name-1.c.influxdb.com:8086").
  8. The "Access" field should work as either "direct" or "proxy". We recommend leaving it as "proxy".
  9. The "Basic Auth" checkbox and associated fields should be filled in.
  10. The user, password, and database must be entered in the "InfluxDB Details" section.
  11. Finally, click "Add" to finish adding InfluxDB as a datasource.

Once InfluxDB is configured as a data source, we recommend reading Grafana's Getting Started guide to learn how to create graphs and dashboards.

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