Step 7: Choose a Grafana dashboard (optional)

A baseline set of dashboards has been included.

You can additional dashboards from the Grafana repository, for example 11133 as a node exporter dashboard. You can also import dashboards by their JSON, as you see fit.

Connecting to Grafana

Connect to https://grafana.yourdomain.com/ (or http://YOURSERVERIP:3000/ if not using the reverse proxy), log in as admin/admin, and set a new password.

If you run Grafana over http without encryption, do not expose the Grafana port to the Internet. You can use SSH tunneling to reach Grafana securely over the Internet.

In order to load other Dashboards, follow these instructions.

  • Click on the + icon on the left, choose "Import".
  • Copy/paste JSON code from the Raw github page of the Dashboard you chose - click anywhere inside the page, use Ctrl-A to select all and Ctrl-C to copy
  • Click "Load"
  • If prompted for a data source choose the "prometheus" data source
  • Click "Import".

Alerting with Grafana

Grafana supports setting up alerts and sending notifications to email, Slack, Discord, PagerDuty, etc. Explore the alert bell icon on the left-hand side.