Set up a tenant in your Grafana Enterprise Traces cluster
Create a Grafana Enterprise Traces (GET) tenant:
Within Grafana Enterprise, navigate to Grafana Enterprise Traces > Tenants.
Click on Create new tenant.
Choose a name for this tenant. For demonstration purposes, use the name
Select the cluster.
Click Create tenant.
Create an access policy
Create a data source access policy and token, which are used by Grafana Enterprise itself to access the traces in the tenant named
Navigate to Grafana Enterprise Traces > Access policies.
Click Create new access policy.
Choose a name for the policy. For demonstration purposes, use
Enable the scope traces:read and traces:write, to create an access policy that grants access for both reading and writing trace data.
Select the tenant
Click on Create.
From the newly created access policy, click + Add token.
Name the token
dev-token, and click on Create.
In the next window, copy the token.
You can add the following example of a remote-write configuration to your Grafana Agent configuration files:
remote_write: - endpoint: <get-gateway-host>:<http_listen_port> insecure: true basic_auth: username: dev-tenant password: ZGV2LXJlYWQtd3JpdGVyLXBvbGljeS1kZW1vLXRva2VuOjY/ezduMTVhJDQvPGMvLzQ1SzgsJjFbMQ==
Setup remote-write to your tenant
To enable writes to your cluster, add the above remote-write configuration snippet to the configuration file of an existing Grafana Agent. If you do not have an existing traces collector, refer to Getting started with Grafana Agent.
An example agent configuration would be:
server: http_listen_port: 12345 traces: configs: - name: default receivers: jaeger: protocols: grpc: # listens on the default jaeger grpc port: 14250 thrift_binary: # 6832 thrift_compact: # 6831 thrift_http: # 14268 remote_write: - endpoint: <get-gateway-host>:<http_listen_port> insecure: true # only add this if TLS is not required basic_auth: username: dev-tenant password: ZGV2LXJlYWQtd3JpdGVyLXBvbGljeS1kZW1vLXRva2VuOjY/ezduMTVhJDQvPGMvLzQ1SzgsJjFbMQ== batch: timeout: 5s
Set up your tenant as a Grafana datasource
Following that we can use this access policy and token to create a new datasource in Grafana:
Navigate to Configuration ≫ Data Sources.
Click on Add new data source.
Set the URL to
http://<get-gateway-host>:<http_listen_port>/<http_api_prefix>, filling in the path to your gateway and the configured HTTP API prefix.
Enable Basic Auth and use User
dev-tenantand as Password the token from your clipboard.
Click Save & Test. You should see a message that says “Data source is working.” If you see an error that says “Data source is not working: failed to get trace with id: 0”, check your Grafana version. If your Grafana version is < 8.2.2, this is a bug in Grafana itself and the error can be ignored. The underlying data source will still work as expected. Upgrade your Grafana to 8.2.2 or later to get the fix for the error message.
Visualize your data
Once you have created a datasource you should now be able to visualize your traces in the Grafana Explore page.
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