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Configure Grafana's datasource

How to use configure a datasource on Grafana

Last updated 23th August, 2019


Grafana is an open source, feature rich metrics dashboard and graph editor for Graphite, Elasticsearch, OpenTSDB, Prometheus and InfluxDB. In this guide, you will learn how to configure a Metrics datasource.


  • a valid OVH Metrics account.
  • a READ token that can be found on Metrics`s manager
  • A Grafana instance. You can either use your own Grafana instance or public OVH grafana.


Datasource setup

Datasources depends on which protocol you want to use. Go to :

Menu > Data sources > Add datasource


How to fill the blanks:

  • Name is the name of the datasource.
  • Type is the protocol that you want to use..
  • URL depends of your project region it's build as this where region can be gra1 or bhs1. You can refer to the OVH manager to find your region. The protocol is the one that you want to use, for example "opentsdb"
  • Access is direct.
  • Basic Auth checkbox must be checked.
  • user is not used, you can use metrics as basic auth.
  • password must be fileld with a Metrics Read token. Tokens can be crafted on the manager.

Here's an example for using OpenTSDB with GRA1 cluster:


You can now use this datasource in any dashboard!

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