Grafana Cloud quickstart guides
Before using any of these quickstart guides, sign up for Grafana Cloud.
To begin, sign up for a Grafana Cloud account or follow these instructions:
- Navigate to https://grafana.com/products/cloud/
- Click Start for free on the banner.
- Follow the instructions to finish setting up your account and access the Cloud Portal.
At any point during your free trial, you’ll have the option to enter your billing information to continue using Grafana Cloud, uninterrupted, while keeping access to all of your data.
You can send data to Grafana Cloud in many ways. Use the following quickstart guides to get started with shipping metrics and logs to Grafana Cloud.
- Get started with monitoring using an integration uses the Grafana Agent to push data from an integration such as the Linux Node Exporter.
- Monitoring a Linux host using Prometheus and node_exporter uses a combination of Prometheus and the Prometheus node_exporter to push metrics from a Linux node.
- Monitoring a Linux host with Prometheus, Node Exporter, and Docker Compose sets up node-exporter and Prometheus Docker containers to scrape host metrics, all managed by Docker Compose.
- Get started with an existing data source to quickly connect to existing data, such as InfluxDB or CloudWatch.
- Collect logs with Grafana Agent uses the Grafana Agent to push logs from a Linux node to Grafana Cloud’s integrated Loki.
- Collect logs with Promtail uses Promtail to push logs from a Linux node to Grafana Cloud’s integrated Loki.
- Shipping PostgreSQL logs to Grafana Cloud with Grafana Agent uses the Grafana Agent to push logs from a PostgreSQL instance.
The following are not part of this documentation set, but will be helpful to IoT users looking to get started.
- How to connect and monitor your Raspberry Pi with Grafana Cloud uses integrations to push metrics to Grafana Cloud.
- Monitor your Raspberry Pi with Grafana Cloud uses Prometheus to push metrics to Grafana Cloud.
- Install Grafana on Raspberry Pi describes installing and hosting the open source Grafana on an IoT device and provides a good comparison between doing it yourself versus using Grafana Cloud.
- How I built a monitoring system for my avocado plant with Arduino and Grafana Cloud uses a custom program to push metrics to Grafana Cloud.
- Many IoT projects already use Influx Telegraf to gather metrics. For this, you can try the Experimental: Push metrics from Influx Telegraf to Prometheus.