I have used 0.9.x Graphite in the past as the basis of my monitoring system, and am trying a fresh install of 1.0.1 prior to upgrading across my systems (Ubuntu, 14.04, though I doubt that matters).

I appear to have graphite-webapp and carbon-cache running (supervisorctl reports both as RUNNING, and there are not errors in any logs I can find). I have confirmed by navigating in the server /opt/graphite/webapp/storage/whisper/ that there is in fact data to display in the first place.

I am able to access http://localhost:8080 and see the usual graphite webapp header, but the body of the page is blank (where normally I would expect to see the file-browser that lets me choose data on the left, and it graphs the selected data on the right).

To the best of my knowledge, I have configured graphite as per the installation instructions, but obviously I have done something wrong.

If there are particular configuration files that would be useful for me to include (which can also server as a debugging path for future people who may have this issue), please comment the files that may help.

Note to editor: The tag should be "graphite", probably, but I don't have the rep to tag it correctly.

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    What does /var/log/httpd/error_log show? Can you post the header with curl -i http://localhost:8080? Jul 7, 2017 at 0:41
  • Also check the browser error console to see if there are 404s, etc. Jul 7, 2017 at 17:54

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You need to collect static assets in your Django

cd /opt/graphite/webapp && PYTHONPATH=/opt/graphite/webapp django-admin.py collectstatic --noinput --settings=graphite.settings

Static files will be installed in /opt/graphite/static. Then you need to configure your webserver to serve them directly. For Nginx something like:

location /static {
   root /opt/graphite
  • Are you sure they are even using nginx? My understanding is that graphite runs on apache by default Jul 7, 2017 at 14:57
  • That is exactly correct. For those who come after me, the symptom of this problem is precisely what I described (the blank screen but functional header), and also the browser console displayed many 404's - all the js and css that builds the content of the page is static files which were not able to be found.) For some reason, python-whitenoise which I was using for static files was failing silently. Running the command as suggested here worked, of course. BUT - the STATIC_ROOT by default is /opt/graphite/static, so that is what you should point your webserver to (NOT /opt/graphite).
    – fildred13
    Jul 7, 2017 at 16:16
  • @fildred13 @james-shewey : yes, sorry, should mention Apache as well - but I have no example of Apache config. Please note that Nginx config above is from working configuration, it's pointing static files exactly to /opt/graphite/static
    – deniszh
    Jul 7, 2017 at 22:31

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