Grafana Agent FlowMonitoring Grafana Agent FlowDebugging

Debugging

Follow these steps to debug issues with Grafana Agent Flow:

  1. Use the Grafana Agent Flow UI to debug issues.
  2. If the UI doesn’t help with debugging an issue, logs can be examined instead.

Grafana Agent Flow UI

Grafana Agent Flow includes an embedded UI viewable from Grafana Agent’s HTTP server, which defaults to listening at http://localhost:12345.

The documentation for the agent run command describes how to modify the address Grafana Agent listens on for HTTP traffic.

Home page

The home page shows a table of components defined in the config file along with their health.

Click View on a row in the table to navigate to the Component detail page for that component.

Click the Grafana Agent logo to navigate back to the home page.

Graph page

The Graph page shows a graph view of components defined in the config file along with their health. Clicking a component in the graph navigates to the Component detail page for that component.

Component detail page

The component detail page shows the following information for each component:

  • The health of the component with a message explaining the health.
  • The current evaluated arguments for the component.
  • The current exports for the component.
  • The current debug info for the component (if the component has debug info).

Values marked as a secret are obfuscated and will display as the text (secret).

Debugging using the UI

To debug using the UI:

  • Ensure that no component is reported as unhealthy.
  • Ensure that the arguments and exports for misbehaving components appear correct.

Examining logs

Logs may also help debug issues with Grafana Agent Flow.

To reduce logging noise, many components hide debugging info behind debug-level log lines. It is recommended that you configure the logging block to show debug-level log lines when debugging issues with Grafana Agent Flow.

The location of Grafana Agent’s logs is different based on how it is deployed. Refer to the logging block page to see how to find logs for your system.