Quick start to data collection
Select Quick Start in the last step of the InfluxDB user interface’s (UI)
setup process to quickly start collecting data with InfluxDB.
Quick Start creates a data scraper that collects metrics from the InfluxDB
The scraped data provides a robust dataset of internal InfluxDB metrics that you can query, visualize, and process.
Use Quick Start to collect InfluxDB metrics
After setting up InfluxDB v2.0, the “Let’s start collecting data!” page displays options for collecting data. Click Quick Start.
InfluxDB creates and configures a new scraper.
The target URL points to the
/metrics HTTP endpoint of your local InfluxDB instance
http://localhost:9999/metrics), which outputs internal InfluxDB
metrics in the Prometheus data format.
The scraper stores the scraped metrics in the bucket created during the
initial setup process.
The following message briefly appears in the UI:
Quick Start is only available in the last step of the setup process.
If you missed the Quick Start option, you can manually create a scraper
that scrapes data from the
Now with data to explore, you can:
Bug Reports and Feedback
Thank you for being willing to help test InfluxDB v2.0 beta! Feedback and bug reports are welcome and encouraged both for InfluxDB and this documentation. Submit feedback using one of the following methods: