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Enterprise Open source

Add a data source

Before you can create your first dashboard, you need to add your data source.

Note: Only users with the organization Admin role can add data sources.

  1. Move your cursor to the cog on the side menu which will show you the configuration menu. If the side menu is not visible click the Grafana icon in the upper left corner. Click on Configuration > Data sources in the side menu and you’ll be taken to the data sources page where you can add and edit data sources. You can also click the cog.

  2. Move your cursor to the cog icon on the side menu which will show the configuration options.

  3. Click on Data Sources. The data sources page opens showing a list of previously configured data sources for the Grafana instance.

  4. Click Add data source to see a list of all supported data sources.

  5. Search for a specific data source by entering the name in the search dialog. Or you can scroll through supported data sources grouped into time series, logging, tracing and other categories.

  6. Move the cursor over the data source you want to add.

  7. Click Select. The data source configuration page opens.

  8. Configure the data source following instructions specific to that data source. See Data sources for links to configuration instructions for all supported data sources.