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DevOps Automation Cookbook by Michael Duffy

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Exploring data with the InfluxDB data explorer

InfluxDB comes with a ready-to-use GUI to query your data; this makes exploring your data quick and easy. Although it's not a comprehensive tool and lacks niceties such as exporting, reporting, and so on, the built-in data explorer is great to get a feel for your time series data. Using this, you can easily pull certain data out of your InfluxDB database and use it to test queries for use in other tools.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will need an InfluxDB server installed and configured and a data set to query.

How to do it…

Let's explore the data using the InfluxDB data explorer:

  1. Log on to the InfluxDB server using a browser to visit the following URL:
    http://<INFLUXDBSERVER>:8083
    

    You should see ...

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