Install grafana on windows


I’m new to monitoring software, but my system is growing and i’d like to experience the benefits.
I downloaded grafana for windows at
now what? I unzipped the file but don’t have a clue what comes next.

i want to monitor my windows 10/windows server 2012 environment.
1 domain and 3 childdomains/sites. around 130 computers.
i would like to see the hardware used, diskspace, ram/cpu usage.

can anyone walk me through the process a bit? thanks alot!


The Windows install guide would be a good place to start:

I can’t find a guide on that page.
The zip file contains a folder with the current Grafana version. Extract this folder to anywhere you want Grafana to run from. Go into the conf directory and copy sample.ini to custom.ini. You should edit custom.ini, never defaults.ini.
The default Grafana port is 3000, this port requires extra permissions on windows. Edit custom.ini and uncomment the http_port configuration option (; is the comment character in ini files) and change it to something like 8080 or similar. That port should not require extra Windows privileges.
Start Grafana by executing grafana-server.exe, preferably from the command line. If you want to run Grafana as windows service, download NSSM. It is very easy add Grafana as a Windows service using that tool.
Read more about the configuration options.

I copied the config.ini file and renamed the copy to custom.ini
All the text remained the same, i only changed 3000 to 8080. i don’t see ; comments.
Started ‘grafana-server.exe’ and the cmd opens, runs, and exits.
do i have to change other commands for grafana to atleast start?

i’m an idiot, it works now.
how can i delete this post?