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Install Grafana Agent in static mode on macOS

You can install Grafana Agent in static mode on macOS with Homebrew.

Before you begin

Install Homebrew on your computer.

Note

The default prefix for Homebrew on Intel is /usr/local. The default prefix for Homebrew on Apple Silicon is /opt/Homebrew. To verify the default prefix for Homebrew on your computer, open a terminal window and type brew --prefix.

Install

To install Grafana Agent on macOS, run the following commands in a terminal window.

  1. Update Homebrew:

    shell
    brew update
  2. Install Grafana Agent:

    shell
    brew install grafana-agent

Grafana Agent is installed by default at $(brew --prefix)/Cellar/grafana-agent/VERSION.

Upgrade

To upgrade Grafana Agent on macOS, run the following commands in a terminal window.

  1. Upgrade Grafana Agent:

    shell
    brew upgrade grafana-agent
  2. Restart Grafana Agent:

    shell
    brew services restart grafana-agent

Uninstall

To uninstall Grafana Agent on macOS, run the following command in a terminal window:

shell
brew uninstall grafana-agent

Configure

  1. To create the Agent config.yml file, open a terminal and run the following command:

    shell
    touch $(brew --prefix)/etc/grafana-agent/config.yml
  2. Edit $(brew --prefix)/etc/grafana-agent/config.yml and add the configuration blocks for your specific telemetry needs. Refer to Configure Grafana Agent for more information.

Note

To send your data to Grafana Cloud, set up Grafana Agent using the Grafana Cloud integration. Refer to how to install an integration and macOS integration.

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