Graphite developer sandbox

Developer sandbox components

This developer sandbox uses Graphite with StatsD and Grafana for metric dashboards including example Grafana dashboards for many of the Cinnamon metrics. The following sections contain information about how to configure, run, and explore the sandbox.

Download Graphite developer sandbox

First download Graphite developer sandbox and unzip the developer sandbox scripts. You can do this in a terminal with:

curl -O

The unzipped directory contains a Docker Compose file, to download and run the Docker containers for the developer sandbox, and a Grafana plugin with dashboards for Cinnamon metrics.

Run your application with StatsD

Add the Cinnamon dependencies to your application:

libraryDependencies ++= Seq(
implementation group: 'com.lightbend.cinnamon', name: 'cinnamon-chmetrics', version: '2.16.2'
implementation group: 'com.lightbend.cinnamon', name: 'cinnamon-chmetrics-statsd-reporter', version: '2.16.2'

Run your application, configured with a StatsD Reporter.

cinnamon.chmetrics {
  reporters += statsd-reporter

By default StatsD is configured to use the UDP reporter that may not work correctly with Docker on MacOS. Use the TCP reporter instead as shown in the example below and also uncomment environment: ["STATSD_INTERFACE=tcp"] in the docker-compose.yml file of the Graphite sandbox to switch the StatsD to the TCP protocol.

cinnamon.chmetrics {
  reporters += "statsd-reporter"
  statsd-reporter {
    channel = tcp

Start Graphite developer sandbox

To run the Graphite Docker developer sandbox, first change into the unzipped directory at a terminal:

cd cinnamon-graphite-docker-sandbox-2.16.2

Make sure that Docker is running, and then start the developer sandbox using Docker Compose:

docker-compose up

This will start Docker containers for Graphite (with StatsD collector) and Grafana.

Explore in Grafana

The developer sandbox version of Grafana is available at http://localhost:3000.

First log in to Grafana. The default user/password is admin/admin:

Grafana login

Then enable the Cinnamon Graphite App, which is automatically installed. There’s a link on the Grafana homepage:

Grafana home

Enable the plugin using the default Graphite location:

Grafana plugin

You can then view the dashboards, which will begin displaying data from your application:

Grafana dashboard

Explore in Graphite

The Graphite Browser is available at http://localhost:8080.

Graphite browser