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Version: 1.0

Metabase Getting Started

Metabase is the easy, open source way for everyone in your company to ask questions and learn from data.

If you have installed Websoft9 Metabase, the following steps is for your quick start


  1. Get the Internet IP of your Server on Cloud
  2. Check your Inbound of Security Group Rule of Cloud Console to ensure the TCP:80 is allowed
  3. Complete Five steps for Domain if you want to use Domain for Metabase
  4. Get default username and password of Metabase

Metabase Initialization

Steps for you

  1. Using local Chrome or Firefox to visit the URL http://domain name or http://Internet IP, you will enter the login page(if the page is not a login page, please follow steps 3-7)
    Metabase login

  2. Login it to Metabase console (Don't know password?) Metabase admin

  3. Using local Chrome or Firefox to visit the URL http://domain name or http://Internet IP, you will enter the register interface of Metabase

  4. You may wait for 1-3 Minutes for the loading of Metabase Start Metabase

  5. Click the Let's get started button and set your administrator account, then go to next step

  6. Add your data: you can select the type of Database which will be analyzed or click I'll add my data later then Metabase will create a Demo from H2 Database Add data to Metabase

  7. Once you have completed the installation, click the button Take me to Metabase to log in Metabase Console Metabase installation successful

  8. Take the H2 demo data as an example to start data analysis work. Metabase H2

  9. Log in Metabase Console, go to Metabase Admin page like below Metabase Admin

  10. Click Add a database to add a new data source for Metabase Metabase Data source

  11. Click People tab on the top of Metabase Admin, you can add user and modify password Metabase People

More useful Metabase guide, please refer to Metabase Documentation

Having trouble?

Below is for you to solve problem, and you can contact Websoft9 Support or refer to Troubleshoot + FAQ to get more.

Metabase QuickStart

Metabase Setup

Configure SMTP

  1. Get SMTP related parameters in the mailbox management console

  2. Log in Metabase Console

  3. Enter the SMTP settings Metabase SMTP

  4. Click the Test Connection, you can get the feedback "no errors were..." if SMTP is useful

Reference sheet

The below items and General parameter sheet is maybe useful for you manage Metabase

Run docker ps command, view all Containers when Metabase is running:

CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                      COMMAND                  CREATED       STATUS       PORTS                                                  NAMES
cf73ba27aee6 metabase/metabase:latest "/app/" 2 hours ago Up 2 hours>3000/tcp, :::9001->3000/tcp metabase
146ea6d51aab mysql:5.7 "docker-entrypoint.s…" 2 hours ago Up 2 hours>3306/tcp, :::3306->3306/tcp, 33060/tcp metabase-mysql
5498e289af92 phpmyadmin "/docker-entrypoint.…" 2 hours ago Up 2 hours>80/tcp, :::9090->80/tcp phpmyadmin


Metabase installation directory: /data/apps/metabase/data
Metabase plugin directory: /data/apps/metabase/plugins
Metabase configuration file: /data/apps/metabase/metabase.conf


No special port


# Matebase Version
curl |jq -r .tag_name


sudo docker  start | stop | restart | stats metabase
sudo docker start | stop | restart | stats metabase-mysql
sudo docker start | stop | restart | stats phpmyadmin



Matebase API