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How to install Grafana on CentOS 8

Grafana is open source visualization and analytical tool which Widely used in Most of Industries. these consists of range of panels arranged in grids.It allows all users to better understand the metrics of their data through queries, informative visualizations and alerts.

Installing Grafana on CentOS 8

  • Add Grafana RPM repository to your system.
    1. create new file grafana.repo using below command
  • there are 2 types of grafana repositories present you can use as per your requirement.
    • For Enterprise Release

For OSS Release

if you want to use Beta release repo , use below

Once you are able to add repositories, install grafana rpm package.

Import grafana GPG Key

Sucessfully installed grafana on centOS 8

You can verify grafana package installed on your system and more details.

Enable Grafana service on centOS 8

sudo systemctl enable grafana-server

to check service is in running state use below command

> systemctl status  grafana-server

If you are behind firewall please add below rule

port number 3000 is by default grafana port

> sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=3000/tcp --permanent

Reload firewall service.

firewall-cmd --reload

confirm port is allowed in firewall using below command

> firewall-cmd --list-all | grep 3000

once grafana server is started you can access grafana using below url


user: admin, Password: admin

you can change password at first login

you can add different types of plugins as per your requirement from plugins section

go to setting > plugins

select plugin name

if plugins are not available in core grafana click on “find more plugins on”

it will redirect to

you can manually download the .zip file and unpack it into your grafana plugins directory.

Package details

  • Installs binary to /usr/sbin/grafana-server
  • Copies init.d script to /etc/init.d/grafana-server
  • Installs default file (environment vars) to /etc/sysconfig/grafana-server
  • Copies configuration file to /etc/grafana/grafana.ini
  • Installs systemd service (if systemd is available) name grafana-server.service
  • The default configuration uses a log file at /var/log/grafana/grafana.log
  • The default configuration specifies an sqlite3 database at /var/lib/grafana/grafana.db


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