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Run Grafana Agent Flow in a Docker container

Grafana Agent Flow is available as a Docker container image on the following platforms:

Before you begin

  • Install Docker on your computer.

  • Create and save a Grafana Agent Flow River configuration file on your computer, for example:

    river
    logging {
      level  = "info"
      format = "logfmt"
    }

Run a Linux Docker container

To run Grafana Agent Flow as a Linux Docker container, run the following command in a terminal window:

shell
docker run \
  -e AGENT_MODE=flow \
  -v <CONFIG_FILE_PATH>:/etc/agent/config.river \
  -p 12345:12345 \
  grafana/agent:latest \
    run --server.http.listen-addr=0.0.0.0:12345 /etc/agent/config.river

Replace the following:

  • <CONFIG_FILE_PATH>: The path of the configuration file on your host system.

You can modify the last line to change the arguments passed to the Grafana Agent Flow binary. Refer to the documentation for run for more information about the options available to the run command.

Note

Make sure you pass --server.http.listen-addr=0.0.0.0:12345 as an argument as shown in the example above. If you don’t pass this argument, the [debugging UI][UI] won’t be available outside of the Docker container.

Run a Windows Docker container

To run Grafana Agent Flow as a Windows Docker container, run the following command in a terminal window:

shell
docker run \
  -e AGENT_MODE=flow \
  -v <CONFIG_FILE_PATH>:C:\etc\grafana-agent\config.river \
  -p 12345:12345 \
  grafana/agent:latest-windows \
    run --server.http.listen-addr=0.0.0.0:12345 C:\etc\grafana-agent\config.river

Replace the following:

  • <CONFIG_FILE_PATH>: The path of the configuration file on your host system.

You can modify the last line to change the arguments passed to the Grafana Agent Flow binary. Refer to the documentation for run for more information about the options available to the run command.

Note

Make sure you pass --server.http.listen-addr=0.0.0.0:12345 as an argument as shown in the example above. If you don’t pass this argument, the [debugging UI][UI] won’t be available outside of the Docker container.

Verify

To verify that Grafana Agent Flow is running successfully, navigate to http://localhost:12345 and make sure the Grafana Agent Flow UI loads without error.