Important: This documentation is about an older version. It's relevant only to the release noted, many of the features and functions have been updated or replaced. Please view the current version.

Enterprise Open source

Install on Windows

You can either download the Windows installer package or a standalone Windows binary file.

Read Upgrading Grafana for tips and guidance on updating an existing installation.

  1. Navigate to Download Grafana.
  2. Select a Grafana version you want to install.
    • The most recent Grafana version is selected by default.
    • The Version field displays only finished releases. If you want to install a beta version, click Nightly Builds and then select a version.
  3. Select an Edition.
    • Enterprise - Recommended download. Functionally identical to the open source version, but includes features you can unlock with a license if you so choose.
    • Open Source - Functionally identical to the enterprise version, but you will need to download the enterprise version if you want enterprise features.
  4. Click Windows.

You can either use the Windows installer or you can install a standalone Windows binary.

  1. Click Download the installer.
  2. Open and run the installer.

To run Grafana, open your browser and go to the Grafana port (http://localhost:3000/ is default) and then follow the instructions in Getting Started.

Install standalone Windows binary

  1. Click Download the zip file. Important: After you’ve downloaded the zip file and before extracting it, make sure to open the properties for that file (right-click Properties) and select the unblock check box and then click Ok.

  2. Extract this folder to anywhere you want Grafana to run from.

  3. Start Grafana by executing grafana-server.exe, located in the bin directory, preferably from the command line. If you want to run Grafana as a Windows service, then download NSSM. It is very easy to add Grafana as a Windows service using that tool.

To run Grafana, open your browser and go to the Grafana port (http://localhost:3000/ is default) and then follow the instructions in Getting Started.

Note: The default Grafana port is 3000. This port might require extra permissions on Windows. If it does not appear in the default port, you can try changing to a different port.

  1. Go into the conf directory and copy sample.ini to custom.ini. Note: You should edit custom.ini, never defaults.ini.
  2. Edit custom.ini and uncomment the http_port configuration option (; is the comment character in ini files) and change it to something like 8080 or similar. That port should not require extra Windows privileges. Read more about the configuration options.