How to Install Netdata on Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 LTS

In this article, We are going to perform How to Install Netdata On Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 LTS system.

Introduction

Netdata is real-time performance,troubleshooting and health Monitoring tool for Applications and Systems.Netdata is free and Open Source tool which supports for Linux, FreeBSD and MacOS systems which is helpful for SysAdmins, DevOps and Developers for troubleshooting real time issues.

Prerequisites

  • Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 LTS with Minimal Installation
  • SSH Access with sudo privileges
  • Open Firewall Port: 19999

Step 1: Install Netdata on Ubuntu

Before installing make sure system packages are up to date.

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

We have to install some dependency packages before installing netdata,

$ sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev uuid-dev libmnl-dev pkg-config curl gcc make autoconf autoconf-archive autogen automake python python-yaml python-mysqldb nodejs lm-sensors python-psycopg2 netcat git -y

Next, We have to Clone the Netdata Packages from Git, Enter below command.

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

Output:

Cloning into '/home/netdata/netdata'...

remote: Enumerating objects: 1631, done.

remote: Counting objects: 100% (1631/1631), done.

remote: Compressing objects: 100% (1407/1407), done.

remote: Total 1631 (delta 328), reused 604 (delta 191), pack-reused 0

Receiving objects: 100% (1631/1631), 3.38 MiB | 11.08 MiB/s, done.

Resolving deltas: 100% (328/328), done.
$ ls

Output:

netdata
$ cd netdata/
$ sudo ./netdata-installer.sh

Output:

^

  |.-.   .-. .-.   .-. . netdata

  |   '-'   '-' '-'   '-' real-time performance monitoring, done right!

  +----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+--->

  You are about to build and install netdata to your system.

  It will be installed at these locations:

   - the daemon     at /usr/sbin/netdata

   - config files   in /etc/netdata

   - web files      in /usr/share/netdata

   - plugins        in /usr/libexec/netdata

   - cache files    in /var/cache/netdata

   - db files       in /var/lib/netdata

   - log files      in /var/log/netdata

   - pid file       at /var/run/netdata.pid

   - logrotate file at /etc/logrotate.d/netdata

  This installer allows you to change the installation path.

  Press Control-C and run the same command with --help for help.

 Press ENTER to build and install netdata to your system >

Press “Enter”  Key  to proceed installation, after successful installation you will see below output at end.

Output:

netdata by default listens on all IPs on port 19999,

so you can access it with:

  http://this.machine.ip:19999/

To stop netdata run:

systemctl stop netdata

To start netdata run:

  systemctl start netdata

Uninstall script copied to: /usr/libexec/netdata/netdata-uninstaller.sh

 --- Install netdata updater tool ---

Update script is located at /usr/libexec/netdata/netdata-updater.sh

 --- Check if we must enable/disable the netdata updater ---

You chose *NOT* to enable auto-update, removing any links to the updater from cron (it may have happened if you are reinstalling)

Did not find any cron entries to remove

 --- Wrap up environment set up ---

Preparing .environment file

Setting netdata.tarball.checksum to 'new_installation'

 --- We are done! ---

  ^

  |.-.   .-. .-.   .-. .-. .  netdata                   .-.   .-

  |   '-'   '-' '-'   '-' '-' is installed and running now!  -' '-'

  +----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+--->

  enjoy real-time performance and health monitoring...

  http://this.machine.ip:19999/

To stop netdata run:

  systemctl stop netdata

To start netdata run:

  systemctl start netdata

Uninstall script copied to: /usr/libexec/netdata/netdata-uninstaller.sh

 --- Install netdata updater tool ---

Update script is located at /usr/libexec/netdata/netdata-updater.sh

 --- Check if we must enable/disable the netdata updater ---

You chose *NOT* to enable auto-update, removing any links to the updater from cron (it may have happened if you are reinstalling)

Did not find any cron entries to remove

 --- Wrap up environment set up ---

Preparing .environment file

Setting netdata.tarball.checksum to 'new_installation'

 --- We are done! ---

  ^

  |.-.   .-. .-.   .-. .-. .  netdata                   .-.   .-

  |   '-'   '-' '-'   '-' '-' is installed and running now!  -' '-'

  +----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+--->

  enjoy real-time performance and health monitoring...

Finally, we need to start and enable the Netdata service to make the changes effect.

$ sudo systemctl start netdata

$ sudo systemctl enable netdata

$ sudo systemctl status netdata

Output:

netdata.service - Real time performance monitoring

   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/netdata.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)

   Active: active (running) since Sat 2019-08-17 06:42:04 UTC; 3min 8s ago

 Main PID: 2796 (netdata)

    Tasks: 26 (limit: 1152)

   CGroup: /system.slice/netdata.service

           ├─2796 /usr/sbin/netdata -P /var/run/netdata/netdata.pid -D -W set global process scheduling policy keep -W set global OOM score keep

           ├─2887 /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/go.d.plugin 1

           ├─2889 /usr/bin/python /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/python.d.plugin 1

           ├─2890 /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/apps.plugin 1

           └─2891 bash /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/tc-qos-helper.sh 1

Step 2: Netdata Web Interface

Open a browser and type the following URL of http://localhost:19999 OR http://IP-Address:19999

install netdata on ubuntu

 Memory and Swap Area

netdata-real-time-monitoring-tool

Finally, We have performed ,install netdata on ubuntu.

Step 3: Configure Netdata Alarm Email Notification

Netdata supports different typed alarm notification methods such as Amazon SNS,email,IRC,slack..,etc. To know more about supported notifications method, go through this link.

For Email notification , Netdata supports Sendmail as MTA (Mail Transfer Agent), make sure you have installed and configured sendmail on your system, if not go through below link.

How to Configure Sendmail to Relay Emails using Gmail SMTP on Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 LTS

 

To learn more about Netdata. Please refer Netdata official documentation.

Conclusion

In this article, we have performed how to install netdata on Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 LTS system.

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