Synthetic MonitoringInstallation

Setup Synthetic Monitoring in Grafana Cloud

Synthetic Monitoring is pre-installed in all Grafana Cloud Stacks, each stack in Grafana Cloud Org can have an installation of Synthetic Monitoring.

  1. Navigate to Synthetic Monitoring -> Home.
  2. Click Initialize the Plugin.

This will configure Synthetic Monitoring in your Grafana Cloud Stack, See Getting started for next steps.

Install on Grafana Cloud

Install on local Grafana (skip this section if using Grafana Cloud)

NOTE: Please note that if you choose to connect an on-premise open-source (OSS) Grafana instance to your Grafana Cloud services, our support team can help with issues on the Grafana Cloud side but will be unable to assist in troubleshooting issues that arise within your on-premise Grafana installation. Support for doing this is limited to documentation and the community forums. See Account types and support available for Grafana Cloud users for more information.

Use the grafana-cli tool to install Synthetic Monitoring from the command-line:

grafana-cli plugins install grafana-synthetic-monitoring-app

The CLI installs the plugin in your Grafana plugins directory. The default location is /var/lib/grafana/plugins.

NOTE: Synthetic Monitoring requires a Grafana Cloud account for logs and metrics storage as Synthetic Monitoring doesn’t support local logs and metrics storage. Grafana Cloud Free Tier is sufficient for a basic Synthetic Monitoring setup.

To enable and initialize Synthetic Monitoring in your local Grafana Grafana instance:

  1. Setup provisioning files as described in GitHub.
  2. Navigate to Configuration > Plugins
  3. Select Synthetic Monitoring from the list.
  4. Click Enable to start the initialization process.
  5. Navigate to Synthetic Monitoring -> Home.
  6. Click Initialize the Plugin

Next steps

Refer to the Getting started page to create your first check.