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How to Install Netdata on CentOS 8

Netdata is an open source tool designed to collect real-time metrics, such as CPU usage, disk activity, bandwidth usage, website visits, etc., and then display them in live, easy-to-interpret charts. It is designed to visualize activity in the greatest possible detail, allowing the user to obtain an overview of what is happening and what has just happened in their system or application. Below are the simple installation steps of Netdata.

Step 1: Install EPEL Repo

dnf install epel-release -y

Step 2: Install necessary packages for Netdata.

dnf install git libuuid-devel autoconf automake pkgconfig zlib-devel curl findutils libmnl gcc make -y

Step 3: Clone Netdata from github

Once Netdata dependencies installed, clone Netdata git repository using below command

git clone https://github.com/netdata/netdata.git --depth=100

Step 4: Build and Install Netdata

Now switch to Netdata directory and execute below commands so all necessary packages will automatically install on your OS for Netdata.

cd netdata
./packaging/installer/install-required-packages.sh --non-interactive --dont-wait netdata

Finally execute below script to build and install Netdata

./netdata-installer.sh

Press “ENTER” to build and install netdata to your system

Note: Installation may take some time (5 – 10 minutes) so be patience.

Upon successful installation you should see following similar message.

Step 5: Starting and Enabling Netdata Services

Once installation Done, we need to start and enable Netdata services.

systemctl start netdata
systemctl enable netdata
systemctl status netdata

Step 6: Firewall Configuration

Netdata listens on port 19999 by default, so we must enable these ports in firewall to use Netdata from browser.

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=19999/tcp
firewall-cmd --reload

Step 7: Access Netdata

You can access netdata from browser using your server IP along with port number.

http://YOUR-SERVER-IP:19999/

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