Installing on Mac
Install using homebrew
Installation can be done using homebrew
Install latest stable:
brew update brew install grafana
To start grafana look at the command printed after the homebrew install completes.
To upgrade use the reinstall command
brew update brew reinstall grafana
You can also install the latest unstable grafana from git:
brew install --HEAD grafana/grafana/grafana
To upgrade grafana if you’ve installed from HEAD:
brew reinstall --HEAD grafana/grafana/grafana
To start Grafana using homebrew services first make sure homebrew/services is installed.
brew tap homebrew/services
Then start Grafana using:
brew services start grafana
The Configuration file should be located at
The log file should be located at
If you want to manually install a plugin place it here:
The default sqlite database is located at
Installing from binary tar file
Download the latest
.tar.gz file and extract it. This will extract into a folder named after the version you downloaded. This folder contains all files required to run Grafana. There are no init scripts or install scripts in this package.
To configure Grafana add a configuration file named
custom.ini to the
conf folder and override any of the settings defined in
Start Grafana by executing
./bin/grafana-server web. The
grafana-server binary needs the working directory to be the root install directory (where the binary and the
public folder is located).