Send or visualize InfluxDB metrics
There are multiple ways to see your InfluxDB data in Grafana Cloud.
- To store and visualize InfluxDB metrics, use the influxdb_exporter for Prometheus and scrape the endpoint it creates, then send the data to be stored and visualized in Grafana Cloud. This method is described below.
- To store and visualize Telegraf metrics, use our Push metrics from Influx Telegraf to Prometheus to push from Telegraf.
- To only visualize metrics, use the built-in InfluxDB data source capability in Grafana Cloud to visualize, but not store, metrics in Grafana Cloud. This method is also described in the InfluxDB documentation.
Use the influxdb_exporter for Prometheus
This method involves installing Prometheus locally on the system where InfluxDB is running, using the
influxdb_exporter to expose those metrics to an endpoint, then using Prometheus to scrape and send those metrics to Grafana Cloud. The process is similar to our more detailed quickstart, Monitoring a Linux host using Prometheus and node_exporter.
To install Prometheus locally, see the Prometheus installation documentation.
To install the
influxdb_exporter, see the InfluxDB Exporter documentation.
remote_write ability of Prometheus to send your data. You can find the configuration details to do this in the Cloud Portal. In the Prometheus box, click Send Metrics for the configuration needed to use
remote_write with your Grafana Cloud instance.
To find a suitable dashboard to get started, see Find and use dashboards.