Grafana Cloud

AWX integration for Grafana Cloud

AWX provides a web-based user interface, REST API, and task engine built on top of Ansible. It is one of the upstream projects for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

This integration includes 1 pre-built dashboard to help monitor and visualize AWX metrics.

Before you begin

AWX exposes an endpoint with Prometheus metrics by default, but it is authenticated. You can use either basic authentication, or OAuth2 token based authentication, the last being preferred. You can read more about the prometheus metrics capabilities of AWX in the documentation.

Install AWX integration for Grafana Cloud

  1. In your Grafana Cloud stack, click Connections in the left-hand menu.
  2. Find AWX and click its tile to open the integration.
  3. Review the prerequisites in the Configuration Details tab and set up Grafana Agent to send AWX metrics to your Grafana Cloud instance.
  4. Click Install to add this integration’s pre-built dashboard to your Grafana Cloud instance, and you can start monitoring your AWX setup.

Configuration snippets for Grafana Alloy

Advanced mode

The following snippets provide examples to guide you through the configuration process.

To instruct Grafana Alloy to scrape your AWX instances, manually copy and append the snippets to your alloy configuration file, then follow subsequent instructions.

Advanced metrics snippets

discovery.relabel "metrics_integrations_integrations_awx" {
	targets = [{
		__address__ = "awx.hostname",

	rule {
		target_label = "instance"
		replacement  = constants.hostname

prometheus.scrape "metrics_integrations_integrations_awx" {
	targets      = discovery.relabel.metrics_integrations_integrations_awx.output
	forward_to   = [prometheus.remote_write.metrics_service.receiver]
	job_name     = "integrations/awx"
	metrics_path = "/api/v2/metrics/"

	authorization {
		type        = "Bearer"
		credentials = "<your OAuth2 token>"

To monitor your AWX instance, you must use a discovery.relabel component to discover your AWX Prometheus endpoint and apply appropriate labels, followed by a prometheus.scrape component to scrape it.

Configure the following properties within each discovery.relabel component:

  • __address__: The address to your AWX Prometheus metrics endpoint.
  • instance label: constants.hostname sets the instance label to your Grafana Alloy server hostname. If that is not suitable, change it to a value uniquely identifies this AWX instance.

You should instruct Grafana Agent to scrape only one AWX node in the cluster.

Grafana Agent static configuration (deprecated)

The following section shows configuration for running Grafana Agent in static mode which is deprecated. You should use Grafana Alloy for all new deployments.


The AWX integration installs the following dashboards in your Grafana Cloud instance to help monitor your system.

  • AWX

AWX overview

AWX overview


The most important metrics provided by the AWX integration, which are used on the pre-built dashboard, are as follows:

  • awx_instance_capacity
  • awx_instance_consumed_capacity
  • awx_instance_cpu
  • awx_instance_info
  • awx_instance_launch_type_total
  • awx_instance_memory
  • awx_instance_status_total
  • awx_inventories_total
  • awx_license_instance_free
  • awx_license_instance_total
  • awx_organizations_total
  • awx_projects_total
  • awx_running_jobs_total
  • awx_schedules_total
  • awx_sessions_total
  • awx_status_total
  • awx_system_info
  • awx_teams_total
  • awx_users_total
  • up


# 1.0.0 - February 2024

* Update mixin to replace all Angular panels with React based panels.

# 0.0.3 - September 2023

* New Filter Metrics option for configuring the Grafana Agent, which saves on metrics cost by dropping any metric not used by this integration. Beware that anything custom built using metrics that are not on the snippet will stop working.
* New hostname relabel option, which applies the instance name you write on the text box to the Grafana Agent configuration snippets, making it easier and less error prone to configure this mandatory label.

# 0.0.2 - June 2022

* Update mixin to latest version:
  - Allow multi-select of instance dashboard template variable

# 0.0.1 - February 2022

* Initial release


By connecting your AWX instance to Grafana Cloud, you might incur charges. To view information on the number of active series that your Grafana Cloud account uses for metrics included in each Cloud tier, see Active series and dpm usage and Cloud tier pricing.