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How To Install Kapacitor on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

In this tutorial, We will show you how to install Kapacitor on Ubuntu systems

Kapacitor is a real-time streaming data processing engine.It is designed to process streaming data in real-time. It can be deployed across the infrastructure as both a pre-processor to down sample and perform advanced analytics before shipping the data to InfluxDB, and a post-processor allowing older high-precision data to be stored in data stores like Hadoop (for example) for further analysis. Kapacitor is very easy to use and is also very powerful. It allows the scripting to be done using lambda expressions to define transformations on data points as well as define boolean conditions that act as the filter.

Install Kapacitor on Ubuntu-dpkg method

Follow the steps below to get started with Kapacitor :

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • Kapacitor package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it via downloading the latest release Kapacitor as follows:
wget https://dl.influxdata.com/kapacitor/releases/kapacitor_1.6.3-1_amd64.deb
  • Then install Kapacitor as shown below:
sudo dpkg -i kapacitor_1.6.3-1_amd64.deb
  • Run the following command if you are facing a dependency issue as above:
sudo apt install -f
  • Start and enable Kapacitor:
sudo systemctl start kapacitor
sudo systemctl enable kapacitor
  • Verify the status of Kapacitor as follows:
sudo systemctl status kapacitor
  • Verify the Kapacitor version as shown below:
kapacitor version
  • Check the configuration of Kapacitor:
kapacitord config

  • Run the following command to generate a new configuration file
kapacitord config > kapacitor.generated.conf

Conclusion

That’s it

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