Grafana Cloud fundamentalsUse agent-based monitoring

Use agent-based monitoring

With this you get full stack metrics and logging in minutes.

Agent-based monitoring bundles the Grafana Agent, tailored Grafana dashboards, and sane alerting defaults for common observability targets like Linux hosts, Kubernetes clusters, and Nginx servers. Using this method, you can get a preconfigured Prometheus and Grafana-based observability stack up and running in minutes.

See the Agent and Integrations documentation for more details.

Agent Architecture

Get started with agent-based monitoring:

  • Deploy an integration: Each available Integration uses the preconfigured Grafana Agent with an embedded host data exporter to expose essential metrics. It also creates custom Grafana dashboards for visualizing and alerting on this data. To install this or any available integration, please see any of our agent Quickstarts.
  • Add an additional integration: To add an integration to an existing set at a later time, repeat the same process as in the Quickstarts. If you are adding an integration that was not available when you installed your first one, you must also update your agent to the newest release. Following the instructions given for the new integration will instruct you to install the agent; do so because the agent is often updated to include the ability to interact with newly posted integrations.