Circonus IRONdb datasource plugin for Grafana.
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IRONdb Datasource

This is the plugin for IRONdb 0.11.9 and newer. It is evolving and we continue to track its API.

Read more about IRONdb here:


From Releases

  1. Download

  2. Unzip into plugins directory.

  3. Restart Grafana.

From GitHub

  1. git clone into plugins directory.

  2. Restart Grafana.


  1. Create a new datasource and select IRONdb from the Type drop down.

  2. Change the IRONdb configuration options at the bottom of the datasource configuration page.

IRONdb Type

  • Standalone: An IRONdb cluster accessible directly, requires entry of Account ID.
  • Hosted: An IRONdb instance hosted by Circonus, requires entry of API token.

Account ID

The Account ID associated with the account to pull metrics from. For standalone installations, this is the account_id setting as configured in the "Graphite Listener" section of the /opt/circonus/etc/irondb.conf file.

API Token

The API Token associated with the account to pull metrics from. This can be found on your API Tokens page after logging in at in the "User Profile" section.

Query Prefix

Prefix to be added to all queries sent to IRONdb.

  • For standalone installations, this defaults to "graphite.".
  • For hosted installations, this defaults to "reconnoiter.".


  1. Create a new panel and set the datasource to name selected in the IRONdb datasource configuration.

Normal Queries

For normal queries, use the metric browser to navigate the metric hierarchy of your IRONdb instance or type queries manually using the Toggle Edit Mode menu item to the right. The query prefix configured for the selected datasource is prepended to all queries against the IRONdb instance.

CAQL Queries

CAQL queries must be entered manually by selecting the CAQL checkbox or switching manually to the editor mode.


Histograms currently require a special checkbox to be selected in order for the returned data to be processed correctly. Once selected, histogram data processing will be utilized for any returned data related to the specific metric.


Using the histogram checkbox to process returned data allows for histograms to be displayed on the heatmap panel type.

For this processed data to be displayed on the heatmap panel as the sample above, select Time Series Buckets as the Data Format to be used on the Heatmap panel.


The build process requires node, npm, typescrypt, and tslint

On Cent7 setup:

# One time setup
sudo yum install node bzip2
sudo npm install -g typescript tslint
npm install .
npm install grunt
npm install load-grunt-tasks

# Build

# Test