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.

Important: This documentation is about an older version. It's relevant only to the release noted, many of the features and functions have been updated or replaced. Please view the current version.

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Configure Grafana Agent in flow mode

You can configure Grafana Agent in flow mode after it is installed. The default River configuration file for flow mode is located at:

  • Linux: /etc/grafana-agent-flow.river
  • macOS: $(brew --prefix)/etc/grafana-agent-flow/config.river
  • Windows: C:\Program Files\Grafana Agent Flow\config.river

This section includes information that helps you configure Grafana Agent in flow mode.