Local Grafana Integration

Grafana comes standard with all Hosted Graphite plans which is accessible through the Hosted Graphite app.

If you have a local installation of Grafana and wish to use Hosted Graphite as a data source, here’s how:

Give Grafana permission to access your Hosted Graphite data with an Access Key

Hosted Graphite App Page

Hosted Graphite App

In the Hosted Graphite App menu, click on Access and select Access Keys. Click on Add Access Key in the upper right-hand corner.

Add new access key form

Add new access key form

Give your Access Key a name and select Graphite (this will give the external application access to the Graphite data).

Access keys list

Access keys list

Copy the Access Key URL.

More information about Access Keys can be found at Access Keys.

Adding the Hosted Graphite Data Source

Grafana data source management page

Grafana data source management page

In the Grafana menu go to Data Sources. In the Data Sources page click on Add Data Source.

Add data source form

Add data source form

Give your Data Source a name (type is Graphite). Paste the Access Key in the URL box. Then click Save & Test.

Note: Checking the default box will make the Hosted Graphite data source the primary data source when entering metric queries.

More information about Graphite Data Sources can be found in Grafana documentation at http://docs.grafana.org/features/datasources/graphite/

Create a new dashboard or panel to start rendering your Hosted Graphite metrics

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Select your new Hosted Graphite data source and enter your metric query.