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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Deploy Grafana Agent in flow mode on Kubernetes

Grafana Agent can be deployed on Kubernetes by using the Helm chart for Grafana Agent.

Before you begin

  • Install Helm on your computer.
  • Configure a Kubernetes cluster that you can use for Grafana Agent.
  • Configure your local Kubernetes context to point to the cluster.



These instructions show you how to install the generic Helm chart for Grafana Agent. You can deploy Grafana Agent either in static mode or flow mode. The Helm chart deploys Grafana Agent in flow mode by default.

To deploy Grafana Agent on Kubernetes using Helm, run the following commands in a terminal window:

  1. Add the Grafana Helm chart repository:

    helm repo add grafana
  2. Update the Grafana Helm chart repository:

    helm repo update
  3. Install Grafana Agent:

    helm install RELEASE_NAME grafana/grafana-agent

    Replace RELEASE_NAME with a name to use for your Grafana Agent installation, such as grafana-agent-flow.

For more information on the Grafana Agent Helm chart, refer to the Helm chart documentation on Artifact Hub.

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