Install Grafana on Debian Jessie

Updated on January 25, 2017
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Grafana is an open-source software that transforms multiple feeds from systems such as Graphite, Telegraf, and InfluxDB into beautiful metrics in a centralized dashboard.

This tutorial will cover the process of installing the Grafana web interface.


  • A Debian 8 64 Bit instance3.
  • Approximately 5 minutes.


Grafana can be installed via apt using the following commands:

$ wget
$ apt-get install -y adduser libfontconfig
$ dpkg -i grafana_4.1.1-1484211277_amd64.deb

Start the server (via systemd)

Use the following commands to start Grafana and add set it to auto-start on system boot:

$ systemctl daemon-reload
$ systemctl start grafana-server
$ systemctl status grafana-server


The Grafana daemon listens to port 3000. In order to visit the Grafana Dashboard, point your browser to (replace this IP with your actual server IP), and use the default login credentials below:

Username: admin
Password: admin

Note: Please make sure to change the default Grafana password to prevent unauthorized access to the dashboard.

This concludes out tutorial. Thank you for reading.