Set up GET

Grafana Enterprise Traces (GET) is available as a pre-compiled binary, a Docker image, and as common OS-specific packaging. For a list of available download options, refer to Downloads.


You can use Grafana Cloud to avoid installing, maintaining, and scaling your own instance of GET. The free forever plan includes 50GB of free traces. Create an account to get started.

To set up GET, you need to:

  1. Obtain a GET license.
  2. Deploy your GET cluster.
  3. Set up the GET plugin for Grafana.
  4. Set up GET tenants.

Obtain a GET license

A valid Grafana Enterprise Traces license token is required to run GET’s many added features. GET will run with the functionality of an open-source Tempo binary when no license token is available.

To get a license, please contact a Grafana Labs representative.

GET licenses are issued on a per-cluster basis. Each cluster of GET that you plan to deploy requires a unique license. When requesting a GET license, you’ll be asked to provide a unique cluster name with which to associate the license.

A cluster name must:

  • have between 3 to 63 characters
  • contain lowercase letters, numbers, underscores (_), or hyphens (-)
  • begin with a letter or number
  • end with a letter or number

Once you have a license, you can download it from Grafana:

  1. From, select Login and sign in using your credentials.
  2. From the left-hand menu, select Licenses to download the license token.

Deploy your GET cluster

After you have a Grafana GET license with an associated cluster name, choose a method to deploy your GET cluster. Our recommended approach for operating GET is to run it on Kubernetes and deploy via our Helm chart, as described in Deploy on Kubernetes using Helm.

Set up the GET plugin in Grafana

Next, set up the GET plugin for Grafana to integrate your GET cluster with Grafana and a UI to interact with the Admin API.

Once the plugin is configured, you can set up GET tenants.