Netdata is a real-time monitoring tool with a beautiful web interface that monitors the live status of the server quickly and effectively. It grabs data from the server on CPU usage, Ram usage, Disk usage, and also network bandwidth.

In this Blog, I will explain how to install Netdata on centos 7. 04 servers.

Requirements

  • CentOS 7.04 ┬áserver setup
  • A non-root user with sudo privileges.

Steps For Installation

Step 1: Update the system

For security purposes, update your system to the latest stable status using YUM:

sudo yum update -y && sudo reboot

Step 2: Install dependencies

To install Netdata, you need to install the dependencies below:

sudo yum install zlib-devel libuuid-devel libmnl-devel gcc make git autoconf autogen automake pkgconfig

sudo yum install curl jq nodejs

Step 3: Install Netdata

Install Netdata with the official installation script:

cd ~
git clone https://github.com/firehol/netdata.git --depth=1
cd netdata
sudo ./netdata-installer.sh

During the installation process, Please press ENTER to start the installation.

Step 4: Modify firewall rules

After installation completed, You needed to add firewall rules to allow traffic on port 19999 for accessing netdata web interface.

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-port=19999/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Step 5: View the monitoring interface

Confirm the installation by opening your web browser and visiting the monitoring interface of Netdata:

http://<your-server-IP>:19999

Step 6: Setup systemd service unit for netdata

For convenience, put Netdata under the control of systemd:

sudo yum install psmisc
sudo killall netdata
sudo cp ~/netdata/system/netdata.service /etc/systemd/system/
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl start netdata.service
sudo systemctl enable netdata.service

 

That’s it. To further configure Netdata, edit its configuration file:

sudo vi /etc/netdata/netdata.conf

 

You can find the current configuration at:

http://<your-server-IP>:19999/netdata.conf

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