Grafana docker container
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Grafana Docker image

This project builds a Docker image with the latest master build of Grafana.

Running your Grafana container

Start your container binding the external port 3000.

docker run -d --name=grafana -p 3000:3000 appcelerator/grafana

Try it out, default admin user is admin/changeme.

Configuration (ENV, -e)

Variable Description Default value Sample value
FORCE_HOSTNAME Sets the hostname of the container localhost auto
CONFIG_ARCHIVE_URL URL of a configuration archive
INFLUXDB_HOST Hostname for InfluxDB localhost influxdb
INFLUXDB_PORT Port for InfluxDB 8086
INFLUXDB_PROTO Protocol for InfluxDB http
INFLUXDB_USER Grafana user in InfluxDB grafana
INFLUXDB_PASS Grafana password in InfluxDB changeme
GRAFANA_USER Admin user admin
GRAFANA_PASS Admin password changeme
GRAFANA_PLUGIN_LIST Space separated list of plugins to install grafana-piechart-panel
EXECUTE_ALERTS Makes it possible to turn off alert rule execution true false
DISABLE_LOGIN_FORM Set to true to disable (hide) the login form, useful if you use OAuth false true

Grafana container with persistent storage (recommended)

docker run -d -v /var/lib/grafana --name grafana-storage busybox:latest
docker run \
  -d \
  -p 3000:3000 \
  --name=grafana \
  --volumes-from grafana-storage \

Dashboards and datasources

mount dashboards in /etc/extra-config/grafana/config-dashboard.js and datasources in /etc/extra-config/grafana/config-datasource.js, they will be loaded at container start.

You can find samples in the github repository, to mount your own, put your config-*.js file in a $config folder and:

docker run -v $config:/etc/extra-config/grafana:ro ...

An other way to load default configuration is to download a tarball archive from a public site. Use the CONFIG_ARCHIVE_URL for that:

docker run -d -e CONFIG_ARCHIVE_URL= ... appcelerator/grafana:latest

The archive should contain under a top directory at least one of these directories:

  • base-config/grafana
  • extra-config/grafana


  • grafana-3.1, grafana-3.1.1-1
  • grafana-4.0, grafana-4.0.2
  • grafana-4.1, grafana-4.1.1-1, latest