What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
Grafana cloud and Mac
What are you trying to achieve?
Setup data collection
How are you trying to achieve it?
By configuring through the UI
failed to connect to server - please inspect Grafana server log for details
What did you expect to happen?
As the agent has been successfully installed and the connection successfully tested, data collection would be straight forward
Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?
Just the standard setup via the UI
Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.
There is no errors in the grafana-agent.err.log file & there is nothing at all in the grafana-agent.log file
Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?
MySQL data source | Grafana documentation
Where is the mysql server located at in relation to grafana cloud
It’s located locally on my Mac, running on bare metal
How are you referring this local mysql in your connection from cloud grafana? Via a public ip address?
sorry, i’ve worked out my issue. I didn’t want to open my db up to the internet & misunderstood the documentation. I’ve just realised I can install Grafana locally and am now unblocked. thank you for answering my enquiry