This guide will help you get started and acquainted with Grafana. To learn more about Grafana in general, refer to What is Grafana?.
This step varies according to your computer operating system. Refer to the instructions for your OS in the Installation section for instructions.
Log in for the first time
- Open your web browser and go to http://localhost:3000/.
3000is the default HTTP port that Grafana listens to if you haven’t configured a different port.
- On the login page, type
adminfor the username and password.
- Change your password.
Note: We strongly encourage you to follow Grafana best practices and change the default administrator password. Don’t forget to record your credentials!
Create a dashboard
- Click New dashboard.
- Click Add Query. Grafana creates a basic graph panel with the Random Walk scenario.
- Save your dashboard. Click the Save dashboard icon in the top corner of the screen.
Congratulations, you have gotten started with Grafana! You have a dashboard and are displaying results. Feel free to experiment with what you have built, continue on to add another data source, or explore Next steps.
Different user types will have different interests. Some suggestions are listed below, or refer to What is Grafana? for a general overview of Grafana features.
All users might want to learn about:
Administrators might want to learn about: