docker-toolbox installation

docker-toolbox is packaging Docker to make it available easily on Windows.

A simple installer is available on docker-toolbox

After downloading it, run DockerToolbox-.exe, and you will see this installer windows :

It will handle almost everything. You can be asked for Administrator privileges during the installation.

After some time, kitematic will launch and start to install VirtualBox :

Admin permissions can be requested to install.

After some time, kitematic should have installed and started the boot2docker VM and you will see this screen :

Grafana and InfluxDB container installation

A docker container with InfluxDB and Grafana using automated build is available on docker hub :

The Dockerfile is pretty simple:

Install it directly from kitematic.

And you will have a container running both InfluxDB and Grafana :

By clicking on web preview, you will access Grafana login page. Default account is admin, password is admin.

kitematic will map the container’s ports randomly.

It’s only performed at the container’s creation and it will not change during the container’s life. Else in the boot2docker VM in VirtualBox named default, use docker command line to delete the container and start a new container with the new port mappings :

docker ps
docker rm -f docker-influxdb-grafana
docker run -d -p 3000:3000 -p 8083:8083 -p 8086:8086 --name="nmon_reports" -t adejoux/docker-influxdb-grafana

kitematic will be able to manage the new container without problem.

Using nmon2influxdb

nmon2influxdb binary file can be used directly from windows command line tool.

The main difference with running it on linux is you will need to specify the url to access Grafana and the server and port to access the InfluxDB database.

For example, importing a nmon file will be :

nmon2influxdb-windows-amd64.exe -s import vios1_150706_1552.nmon

For dashboard, you will need both InfluxDB and Grafana parameters the first time. It’s because the tool will create the DataSource if it’s not existing :

nmon2influxdb-windows-amd64.exe dashboard file --gurl vios1_150706_1552.nmon

It’s also possible to setup the configuration file

Sample nmon reports are available here.