Plugins 〉KairosDB


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The KairosDB plugin has been deprecated and is no longer maintained.

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Starting in Grafana 3.x the KairosDB data source is no longer included out of the box.

But it is easy to install this plugin!


Either clone this repo into your grafana plugins directory (default /var/lib/grafana/plugins if your installing grafana with package). Then run grunt to compile typescript. Restart grafana-server and the plugin should be automatically detected and used.

git clone
npm install
sudo service grafana-server restart

Clone into a directory of your choice

Then edit your grafana.ini config file (Default location is at /etc/grafana/grafana.ini) and add this:

path = /home/your/clone/dir/datasource-plugin-kairosdb

Note that if you clone it into the grafana plugins directory you do not need to add the above config option. That is only if you want to place the plugin in a directory outside the standard plugins directory. Be aware that grafana-server needs read access to the directory.

Installing KairosDB on Grafana Cloud:

For more information, visit the docs on plugin installation.