Grafana Alloy is the new name for our distribution of the OTel collector. Grafana Agent has been deprecated and is in Long-Term Support (LTS) through October 31, 2025. Grafana Agent will reach an End-of-Life (EOL) on November 1, 2025. Read more about why we recommend migrating to Grafana Alloy.
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Run Grafana Agent Flow on Windows

Grafana Agent Flow is installed as a Windows Service. The service is configured to automatically run on startup.

To verify that Grafana Agent Flow is running as a Windows Service:

  1. Open the Windows Services manager (services.msc):

    1. Right click on the Start Menu and select Run.

    2. Type: services.msc and click OK.

  2. Scroll down to find the Grafana Agent Flow service and verify that the Status is Running.

View Grafana Agent Flow logs

When running on Windows, Grafana Agent Flow writes its logs to Windows Event Logs with an event source name of Grafana Agent Flow.

To view the logs, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Event Viewer:

    1. Right click on the Start Menu and select Run.

    2. Type eventvwr and click OK.

  2. In the Event Viewer, click on Windows Logs > Application.

  3. Search for events with the source Grafana Agent Flow.

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