Grafana Cloud

Spring Boot integration for Grafana Cloud

Spring Boot is Spring’s convention-over-configuration solution for creating stand-alone, production-grade Spring-based Applications. This integration enables the agent to send metrics to Grafana Cloud along with a useful default dashboard for visualization.

The provided dashboard is a modified version of the Spring Boot Statistics community dashboard.

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

Before you begin

The Spring Boot application must have the actuator enabled.

Please see the demo application for details.

We have added a custom label to the dashboard to help you observe multiple applications. To use it, make sure to add a line of code like the following in your @SpringBootApplication class to include an application label to your metrics. Please change MYAPPNAME value accordingly. This is also present in the demo application.

MeterRegistryCustomizer<MeterRegistry> metricsCommonTags() {
    return registry -> registry.config().commonTags("application", "MYAPPNAME");

Install Spring Boot integration for Grafana Cloud

  1. In your Grafana Cloud stack, click Connections in the left-hand menu.
  2. Find Spring Boot and click its tile to open the integration.
  3. Review the prerequisites in the Configuration Details tab and set up Grafana Agent to send Spring Boot 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 Spring Boot setup.

Configuration snippets for Grafana Alloy

Simple mode

These snippets are configured to scrape a single Spring Boot instance running locally with default ports.

First, manually copy and append the following snippets into your alloy configuration file.

Metrics snippets

discovery.relabel "metrics_integrations_integrations_spring_boot" {
	targets = [{
		__address__ = "localhost:1235",

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

prometheus.scrape "metrics_integrations_integrations_spring_boot" {
	targets      = discovery.relabel.metrics_integrations_integrations_spring_boot.output
	forward_to   = [prometheus.remote_write.metrics_service.receiver]
	job_name     = "integrations/spring-boot"
	metrics_path = "/actuator/prometheus"

Advanced mode

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

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

Advanced metrics snippets

discovery.relabel "metrics_integrations_integrations_spring_boot" {
	targets = [{
		__address__ = "localhost:1235",

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

prometheus.scrape "metrics_integrations_integrations_spring_boot" {
	targets      = discovery.relabel.metrics_integrations_integrations_spring_boot.output
	forward_to   = [prometheus.remote_write.metrics_service.receiver]
	job_name     = "integrations/spring-boot"
	metrics_path = "/actuator/prometheus"

To monitor your Spring Boot instance, you must use a discovery.relabel component to discover your Spring Boot 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 Spring Boot 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 Spring Boot instance.

If you have multiple Spring Boot servers to scrape, configure one discovery.relabel for each and scrape them by including each under targets within the prometheus.scrape component.

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 Spring Boot integration installs the following dashboards in your Grafana Cloud instance to help monitor your system.

  • Spring Boot Statistics

Spring Boot Statistics

Spring Boot Statistics


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

  • hikaricp_connections
  • hikaricp_connections_acquire_seconds_count
  • hikaricp_connections_acquire_seconds_sum
  • hikaricp_connections_active
  • hikaricp_connections_creation_seconds_count
  • hikaricp_connections_creation_seconds_sum
  • hikaricp_connections_idle
  • hikaricp_connections_pending
  • hikaricp_connections_timeout_total
  • hikaricp_connections_usage_seconds_count
  • hikaricp_connections_usage_seconds_sum
  • http_server_requests_seconds_count
  • http_server_requests_seconds_sum
  • jvm_buffer_memory_used_bytes
  • jvm_buffer_total_capacity_bytes
  • jvm_classes_loaded_classes
  • jvm_classes_unloaded_classes_total
  • jvm_gc_memory_allocated_bytes_total
  • jvm_gc_memory_promoted_bytes_total
  • jvm_gc_pause_seconds_count
  • jvm_gc_pause_seconds_sum
  • jvm_memory_committed_bytes
  • jvm_memory_max_bytes
  • jvm_memory_used_bytes
  • jvm_threads_daemon_threads
  • jvm_threads_live_threads
  • jvm_threads_peak_threads
  • logback_events_total
  • process_cpu_usage
  • process_files_max_files
  • process_files_open_files
  • process_start_time_seconds
  • process_uptime_seconds
  • system_cpu_count
  • system_cpu_usage
  • system_load_average_1m
  • tomcat_global_error_total
  • tomcat_global_received_bytes_total
  • tomcat_global_sent_bytes_total
  • tomcat_sessions_active_current_sessions
  • tomcat_threads_busy
  • tomcat_threads_config_max_threads
  • tomcat_threads_current_threads
  • up


# 1.0.0 - January 2024

* Make exception label matcher case insensitive in Response time panel
* Update version number for stable release

# 0.0.6 - November 2023

* Replaced Angular dashboard panels with React panels

# 0.0.5 - 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.

# 0.0.4 - January 2023

* Adding Job filter and making filters All and Multi selectable

# 0.0.3 - September 2022

* Update dashboard panels descriptions.

# 0.0.2 - October 2021

* Update mixin to latest version:
  - Update queries to use $__rate_interval

# 0.0.1 - December 2020

* Initial release


By connecting your Spring Boot 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.