How To Install Grafana on AlmaLinux 9

In this guide from the OrcaCore Website, you will learn How To Install Grafana on AlmaLinux 9. Grafana is an open-source software that is used for visualization and analytics. You can follow this article to set up your Grafana and access your Grafana dashboard.

How To Install Grafana on AlmaLinux 9?

To complete this guide, you must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges and set up a basic firewall. To do this, you can follow our guide the Initial Server Setup with AlmaLinux 9.

Now follow the steps below to complete this guide.

Step 1 – Download Grafana RPM Package on AlmaLinux 9

First, you need to update your local package index with the following command:

sudo dnf update 

In this guide, you will learn to install Grafana by using an RPM package on AlmaLinux 9.

Visit the Grafana Downloads page and get the RPM package with the command below:

sudo wget

At the current time, the latest version of Grafana is 9.1.6:

sudo wget

Then, use the following command to install Grafana:

sudo dnf install grafana-9.1.6-1.x86_64.rpm

Step 2 – How To Start Grafana Service?

When your installation is complete, reload the system daemon with the command:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Now start and enable the Grafana service by running the commands below:

# sudo systemctl start grafana-server
# sudo systemctl enable grafana-server

Verify your Grafana service is active and running on AlmaLinux 9:

sudo systemctl status grafana-server
● grafana-server.service - Grafana instance
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/grafana-server.service; enabled; v>
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2022-09-22 04:09:53 EDT; 11s ago
   Main PID: 5010 (grafana-server)
      Tasks: 7 (limit: 23609)
     Memory: 39.7M
        CPU: 942ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/grafana-server.service
             └─5010 /usr/sbin/grafana-server --config=/etc/grafana/grafana.ini 

Step 3 – Configure Firewall For Grafana on AlmaLinux 9

The Grafana server listens on port 3000 by default, you can verify this with the command below:

sudo ss -plunt|grep grafana
tcp   LISTEN 0      4096               *:3000            *:*    users:(("grafana-server",pid=5010,fd=8))

At this point, you need to allow port Grafana which is 3000 through the firewall on AlmaLinux 9. To do this, run the following command:

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=3000/tcp --permanent

Now reload the firewall to apply the new rules:

sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Where is Grafana Configuration File?

You can customize Grafana by editing the configuration file at /etc/grafana/grafana.ini to suit your preference.

Step 4 – How To Access Grafana Web Console?

At this step, you can access the Grafana web interface on ALmaLinux 9 by typing your server’s IP address in your web browser followed by 3000:


You will see the Grafana login screen. At this window, enter admin for the username and password and click Log in.

Grafana Login screen

Then, change the default password of Grafana and click submit.

Change Grafana password

At this point, you will see the Grafana welcome dashboard screen:

Grafana Dashboard on AlmaLinux 9

That’s it you are done. From here you can start using your Grafana.


At this point, you have learned to Install Grafana on AlmaLinux 9 by using an RPM package and starting your Grafana service, and accessing your Grafana dashboard.

Hope you enjoy it. For more guides and articles, you can visit Linux Tutorials.

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