How to install on Windows


Dear all,
On windows, you don;t expect anyone to know how to configure things after installation. It is not UNIX.

  1. I have all the files in the directory. I don’t know how to “uncomment” things in the custom file.
  2. I can run the server
  3. But when I run the client - a window blinks for a second and terminates.

HOW do I run the application, and load an excel of data into it?
PLS help.


the client? You mean the browser?

After you start the server, what is the terminal output? Does it say it is listening on an http port? (last log output).-


load excel? Grafana has no such feature, Grafana can read data from Time series databases like Graphite and Prometheus and InfluxDB. (and MySQL)


Commenting in .ini files is the same for Windows and Linux. The recommended way to comment is to use a semicolon:


The last thing in the log output is “Initializing HTTP server”.
Maybe the http port is the problem? I changed to 8080 but maybe this is not our HTTP port?
Thanks a lot


The default port is 3000. Did you uncomment the line in the ini file when you changed it?

This line should contain more information for example:

INFO[09-12|10:45:34] Initializing HTTP Server logger=http.server address= protocol=http subUrl= socket=

In this example, the port is set to 3010.


I have the same line, with port 80 (tried 8080 then 80). This is the http port here.


the client - I mean grafana-cli. (don’t know what is this, thought it is a client).
Do I need to run only the server?


You only need to run the server. The cli is only for installing plugins and a few other small tasks.

Start Grafana by executing grafana-server.exe, preferably from the command line.


Can you show exactly the lines in your ini file for the http_port setting. It should be:

# Protocol (http, https, socket)
protocol = http
http_port = 8080

Then open http://localhost:8080 in your browser. If you are using port 80, then use http://localhost


These are the lines in the ‘custom.ini’ file:

# Protocol (http, https, socket)
protocol = http

# The ip address to bind to, empty will bind to all interfaces
;http_addr =

# The http port  to use
http_port = 80

# The public facing domain name used to access grafana from a browser
;domain = localhost

# Redirect to correct domain if host header does not match domain
# Prevents DNS rebinding attacks
;enforce_domain = false

# The full public facing url you use in browser, used for redirects and emails
# If you use reverse proxy and sub path specify full url (with sub path)
root_url = http://localhost

Should I uncomment the root_url line?

When I do http://localhost I do get a login screen… :slight_smile:But I can not login, using the grafana username/password :frowning:


If you get to the login screen, then Grafana is up and running.

The default username and password is admin admin. Are you getting an “Unauthorized” message or a different error? Anything in the Grafana server logs?