To connect a MySQL server to Grafana, follow these steps:
- Install and configure Grafana:
Download and install Grafana from the official website: https://grafana.com/grafana/download/
Start the Grafana server and access it through the web browser using the default URL: http://localhost:3000
Log in with the default username and password: admin/admin
Change the default admin password for security.
- Install and configure the MySQL data source plugin:
Go to the Grafana plugins page: https://grafana.com/plugins
Search for "MySQL" in the search bar and choose the appropriate plugin.
Click on "Install" to install the plugin.
Restart the Grafana server for the changes to take effect.
- Configure the MySQL data source:
Log in to Grafana as an admin.
Go to "Configuration" from the side menu and then click on "Data Sources".
Click on "Add data source" and choose "MySQL".
Configure the MySQL connection details:
Name: Provide a name for the data source.
Host: Enter the hostname or IP address of the MySQL server.
Database: Specify the name of the database you want to connect to.
User: Enter the MySQL username.
Password: Provide the corresponding password for the user.
Click on "Save & Test" to validate the connection.
- Create a dashboard and add MySQL queries:
Click on the "+" icon on the side menu and select "Dashboard" to create a new dashboard.
Add a panel to the dashboard by clicking on the "Add panel" button.
Configure the panel by selecting the data source you created in the "Query" tab.
Write MySQL queries in the "Metrics" tab to fetch the desired data from the MySQL server.
Customize the panel visualization and save the changes.
You have now successfully connected a MySQL server to Grafana and can visualize the data from the database using MySQL queries.