The tool for beautiful monitoring and metric analytics & dashboards for Graphite, InfluxDB & Prometheus & More
Switch branches/tags
Clone or download
Latest commit a6c438c Sep 20, 2018
Failed to load latest commit information.
.circleci moves docker/ to devenv/docker Sep 17, 2018
.github docs: update Aug 14, 2018
conf ldap: made minor change to group search, and to docs Sep 14, 2018
devenv devenv: fix docker blocks paths Sep 19, 2018
docs Fix misspelled authentication in Auth overview doc Sep 20, 2018
emails update email default year and name Mar 20, 2018
packaging build: beta versions no longer tagged as latest. Aug 16, 2018
pkg pkg/tsdb/elasticsearch/client/client.go: use time.Since instead of ti… Sep 18, 2018
public Explore: remove closing brace with opening brace Sep 20, 2018
scripts set maxworkers 2 for frontend tests Sep 18, 2018
tools/phantomjs Backend image rendering as plugin (#11966) May 24, 2018
vendor dep ensure (#13074) Aug 30, 2018
.bra.toml Add commit to external stylesheet url (#12902) Aug 13, 2018
.dockerignore remove duplicated /tmp entry in .dockerignore Aug 9, 2018
.editorconfig support for loading function definitions from graphite Jan 16, 2018
.gitignore devenv: re-add missing docker-compose files Sep 19, 2018 changelog: adds note about closing #9735 Sep 17, 2018 Create (#8960) Jul 31, 2017
Dockerfile upgrades to golang 1.11 Aug 25, 2018
Gopkg.lock dep ensure (#13074) Aug 30, 2018
Gopkg.toml update aws-sdk-go Jul 9, 2018
Gruntfile.js removes codedov refs Sep 18, 2018 Update Nov 24, 2017
Makefile removes protoc from makefile Sep 11, 2018 Update Aug 9, 2018 Webpack Grafana plugin template project to links (#11457) Apr 3, 2018 upgrades to golang 1.11 Aug 25, 2018 Update Aug 7, 2018
appveyor.yml upgrades to golang 1.11 Aug 25, 2018
build.go build: fixes rpm build when using defaults. Aug 24, 2018
jest.config.js upgrade of typescript and tslint and jest (#13223) Sep 11, 2018
latest.json release 5.2.4 Sep 7, 2018
package.json removes codedov refs Sep 18, 2018
tsconfig.json tsconfig: started on setting noImplicitThis to true Aug 30, 2018
tslint.json added radix rule and changed files to follow rule (#13153) Sep 5, 2018
yarn.lock Merge pull request #13282 from grafana/davkal/explore-multiline-syntax Sep 17, 2018

Grafana Circle CI Go Report Card codecov

Website | Twitter | Community & Forum

Grafana is an open source, feature rich metrics dashboard and graph editor for Graphite, Elasticsearch, OpenTSDB, Prometheus and InfluxDB.


Head to and download the latest release.

If you have any problems please read the troubleshooting guide.

Documentation & Support

Be sure to read the getting started guide and the other feature guides.

Run from master

If you want to build a package yourself, or contribute - Here is a guide for how to do that. You can always find the latest master builds here


  • Go 1.11
  • NodeJS LTS

Building the backend

go get
cd $GOPATH/src/
go run build.go setup
go run build.go build

Building frontend assets

For this you need nodejs (v.6+).

To build the assets, rebuild on file change, and serve them by Grafana's webserver (http://localhost:3000):

npm install -g yarn
yarn install --pure-lockfile
yarn watch

Build the assets, rebuild on file change with Hot Module Replacement (HMR), and serve them by webpack-dev-server (http://localhost:3333):

yarn start
# OR set a theme
env GRAFANA_THEME=light yarn start

Note: HMR for Angular is not supported. If you edit files in the Angular part of the app, the whole page will reload.

Run tests

yarn jest

Recompile backend on source change

To rebuild on source change.

go get
bra run

Open grafana in your browser (default: http://localhost:3000) and login with admin user (default: user/pass = admin/admin).

Building a docker image (on linux/amd64)

This builds a docker image from your local sources:

  1. Build the frontend go run build.go build-frontend
  2. Build the docker image make build-docker-dev

The resulting image will be tagged as grafana/grafana:dev

Dev config

Create a custom.ini in the conf directory to override default configuration options. You only need to add the options you want to override. Config files are applied in the order of:

  1. grafana.ini
  2. custom.ini

In your custom.ini uncomment (remove the leading ;) sign. And set app_mode = development.

Running tests


Execute all frontend tests

yarn test

Writing & watching frontend tests

  • Start watcher: yarn jest
  • Jest will run all test files that end with the name ".test.ts"


# Run Golang tests using sqlite3 as database (default)
go test ./pkg/...

# Run Golang tests using mysql as database - convenient to use /docker/blocks/mysql_tests
GRAFANA_TEST_DB=mysql go test ./pkg/...

# Run Golang tests using postgres as database - convenient to use /docker/blocks/postgres_tests
GRAFANA_TEST_DB=postgres go test ./pkg/...

Building custom docker image

You can build a custom image using Docker, which doesn't require installing any dependencies besides docker itself.

git clone
cd grafana
docker build -t grafana:dev .
docker run -d --name=grafana -p 3000:3000 grafana:dev

Open grafana in your browser (default: http://localhost:3000) and login with admin user (default: user/pass = admin/admin).


If you have any idea for an improvement or found a bug, do not hesitate to open an issue. And if you have time clone this repo and submit a pull request and help me make Grafana the kickass metrics & devops dashboard we all dream about!

Plugin development

Checkout the Plugin Development Guide and checkout the file for changes in Grafana that relate to plugin development.


Grafana is distributed under Apache 2.0 License.