How to run Grafana and OpenNMS Helm in Docker

Grafana with Helm in Docker

If you want to run Grafana with the OpenNMS Helm plugin and data sources in Docker becomes now a little bit easier. The Grafana Docker image has now an environment variable that can have a list with the plugins you want to install on startup.

Docker Compose

As I’m writing this the latest OpenNMS Helm 5.0.2 plugin works with Grafana 6.6.2. The following docker-compose.yml spins up a Grafana instance and installs two plugins from the Grafana repository:

  • opennms-helm-app: The OpenNMS plugin with the data sources and custom Alarm tables
  • grafana-piechart-panel: The pie chart panel which is used in some custom community dashboards like the OpenNMS Basic SNMP data from Danny Sonnenschein.

You need a current installation of Docker and Docker-Compose installed. Just create a directory grafana and create docker-compose.yml file with the following content:

version: '3'

  data-grafana: {}

    image: grafana/grafana:6.6.2
    container_name: grafana
      - TZ=Europe/Berlin
      - GF_SERVER_ROOT_URL=http://my-host.domain
      - GF_INSTALL_PLUGINS=;opennms-helm,grafana-piechart-panel
      - data-grafana:/var/lib/grafana
      - "3000:3000"

Replace the important parts, like the GF_SERVER_ROOT_URL, GF_SECURITY_ADMIN_PASSWORD. We use the default sqlite database which is persisted in a volume data-grafana. You can now run docker-compose up -d, connect to your instance on port 3000 and login with your admin password.

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