InfluxDB

You can export statistics to an InfluxDB server (time series server). The connection should be defined in the Glances configuration file as following:

[influxdb]
host=localhost
port=8086
protocol=http
user=root
password=root
db=glances
tags=foo:bar,spam:eggs

and run Glances with:

$ glances --export influxdb

Glances generates a lot of columns, e.g., if you have many running Docker containers, so you should use the tsm1 engine in the InfluxDB configuration file (no limit on columns number).

Note: if you want to use SSL, please set ‘protocol=https’.

Grafana

For Grafana users, Glances provides a dedicated dashboard.

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To use it, just import the file in your Grafana web interface.

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