Install Grafana on Windows
The Windows installer package or a standalone Windows binary file are both available for download.
For information on how to update an existing Grafana installation, see Upgrading Grafana.
- Go to the Grafana Download page.
- Choose the Grafana version you want to use.
- By default, the most recent Grafana version is used.
- Only completed releases are shown in the Version field. Click Nightly Builds and then select a version if you want to install a beta version.
- Choose an Edition.
- Enterprise Download is highly recommended. Functionally identical to the open source version, but with additional functionality that can be unlocked with a licence.
- Open Source Although functionally identical to the enterprise version, if you want enterprise capabilities, you’ll need to get the enterprise version.
- select a window.
You have the option of using the Windows installer or installing a standalone Windows binary.
Use the Windows installer to install (recommended) – Install Grafana on Windows
- Click Download the installer.
- Open and run the installer.
To use Grafana, open your browser and go to the Grafana port (default: http://localhost:3000/), then follow the Getting Started steps.
Install a Windows binary that is standalone – Install Grafana on Windows
- The zip file can be downloaded by clicking the Download button. Important: Before extracting the zip file, make sure you open the properties for that file (right-click Properties) and choose the unblock check box before clicking Ok.
- This folder should be extracted to anywhere you want Grafana to run from.
- Start Grafana by running grafana-server.exe from the command line, which is located in the bin directory. Download NSSM if you wish to run Grafana as a Windows service. Using that programme, adding Grafana as a Windows service is a breeze.
Open your browser and navigate to the Grafana port (default: http://localhost:3000/), then follow the Getting Started instructions.
Note that Grafana’s default port is 3000. On Windows, this port may require additional permissions. You can try changing to a different port if it does not appear in the default port.
Copy sample.ini to custom.ini in the conf directory. Always edit custom.ini instead of defaults.ini.
Uncomment the http port configuration option in custom.ini (; is the comment character in ini files) and set it to 8080 or something similar. That port shouldn’t require any additional Windows permissions. More information on the setup choices may be found here.
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