grafana-cli on a Docker-installed Grafana, you need to follow these steps:
- Run Grafana as a Docker container. You can do this by executing the following command: docker run -d --name=grafana -p 3000:3000 grafana/grafana
- Access the Grafana instance by opening a web browser and navigating to http://localhost:3000. This is the default URL and port for Grafana when running as a Docker container.
- Log in to Grafana using the default username and password. The default credentials are both "admin".
- Once logged in, you can start using Grafana's web interface to configure your dashboards, data sources, and panels.
- To use grafana-cli, you need to access the command line of the Docker container where Grafana is running. Open a terminal or command prompt and type the following command: docker exec -it grafana /bin/bash
- You will now have a command prompt within the running Grafana container. From here, you can run grafana-cli commands to manage plugins, install new data sources, import/export dashboards, and more.
- For example, to install a plugin using grafana-cli, you would run the following command: grafana-cli plugins install plugin-name
- After executing the desired grafana-cli commands, close the terminal or command prompt by typing exit.
Remember, the changes you make within the Grafana container will persist as long as the container is running. Any changes you make to dashboards, settings, etc., will be saved within the container and will be available the next time you start it.
What are the prerequisites to use Grafana CLI on Docker?
To use Grafana CLI on Docker, you need to meet the following prerequisites:
- Docker: Install Docker on your system.
- Docker Compose: Install Docker Compose, as it is used to manage multiple Docker containers.
- Grafana Docker Image: Pull the Grafana Docker image from the official Docker registry using the following command: docker pull grafana/grafana
Once you have these prerequisites fulfilled, you can use Grafana CLI on Docker.
How to enable/disable features and plugins using Grafana CLI on Docker?
To enable/disable features and plugins using Grafana CLI on Docker, follow these steps:
- Start the Grafana Docker container by running the following command in your terminal: docker run -d --name=grafana -p 3000:3000 grafana/grafana
- Access the Grafana CLI by running the following command: docker exec -it grafana grafana-cli
- To enable a feature or plugin, use the plugins enable command followed by the plugin ID or name. For example, to enable the "loki" data source plugin, run: plugins enable grafana-loki-datasource The plugin ID can be found on the plugin's page in the Grafana plugin repository.
- To disable a feature or plugin, use the plugins disable command followed by the plugin ID or name. For example, to disable the "loki" data source plugin, run: plugins disable grafana-loki-datasource
- Restart the Grafana Docker container to apply the changes: docker restart grafana Note that restarting the container is necessary for the changes to take effect.
By following these steps, you'll be able to enable/disable features and plugins using the Grafana CLI on Docker.
How to access the Docker container running Grafana?
To access a Docker container running Grafana, you can follow these steps:
- Start by finding the IP address or hostname of your Docker container. Use the docker ps command to list all running containers and locate the Grafana container.
- Once you have located the Grafana container, note down the "CONTAINER ID" or "NAMES" column value for that container.
- Next, use the docker inspect command, replacing with the actual container ID or name, to gather more information about the container.
- Scan through the output for the "IPAddress" or "Gateway" field. This will provide the IP address of the Grafana container.
- Now that you have the IP address, open a web browser and enter the IP address along with the Grafana port. By default, Grafana uses port 3000, so enter http://:3000 in the browser.
- If you are running Grafana container on your local machine, you can use localhost:3000 as the URL instead of the IP address.
- The Grafana web interface should be accessible now, and you can log in using the default credentials (admin/admin). It is recommended to change the password after the initial login.
Note: If Grafana is not running on the default port 3000, check the container's configuration to find the specific port mapping.
How to list and manage server-side dashboard provisioning with Grafana CLI on Docker?
To list and manage server-side dashboard provisioning with Grafana CLI on Docker, you can follow these steps:
- Start by running the Grafana Docker container: docker run --name grafana -p 3000:3000 grafana/grafana
- Once the container is running, access Grafana at http://localhost:3000 in your web browser. The default username and password are both "admin".
- Import any required dashboards manually via the Grafana web interface that you want to provision on the server side.
- Stop the Grafana container by running: docker stop grafana
- Now, start the Grafana container again but with an additional volume mapped to grafana.ini to persist changes and enable provisioning: docker run --name grafana -p 3000:3000 -v /path/to/grafana.ini:/etc/grafana/grafana.ini -v /path/to/provisioning:/etc/grafana/provisioning grafana/grafana Replace /path/to/grafana.ini with the local path to your grafana.ini file and /path/to/provisioning with the local path to the directory where you will store the provisioning files.
- Inside the /path/to/provisioning directory, create a subdirectory for each specific type of provisioning. For example, you could create a directory called dashboards to store dashboard provisioning JSON files.
- Create a JSON file inside the appropriate subdirectory to define the provisioning for a specific type. For dashboard provisioning, create a file like dashboards/sample-dashboard.json. The structure of the JSON file will depend on your specific configuration requirements. You can refer to the Grafana documentation for more details on the JSON file format.
- Start the Grafana container again (if not already running): docker start grafana
- Connect to the Grafana container using the CLI: docker exec -it grafana bash
- Inside the container, use the Grafana CLI to verify the provisioning is applied:
grafana-cli --homepath=/usr/share/grafana/ admin settings
This command will show the current settings, including the provisioned dashboards.
- Optionally, you can also use the Grafana CLI to manage the provisioned dashboards, for example, to add, update, or remove dashboards.
By following these steps, you can list and manage server-side dashboard provisioning with Grafana CLI on Docker.