How To Install Munin on CentOS 6


For those of you who didn’t know, Munin is a free and open-source networked resource monitoring tool. It offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications, and services. Munin uses the RRDtool  Munin uses the RRDtool to presents all the information in graphs through a web interface.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation munin on centos 6.

Step 1. First we need to add EPEL repository in our system.

Step 2. Install Apache which is available from the CentOS repositories.

Step 3. Install Munin packages.

Step 4. Configuring Apache web server.

By default Munin creates Apache configuration file /etc/httpd/conf.d/munin.conf. Edit Munin Apache configuration file and add following content:

Step 5. Configuring Munin server.

Edit the Munin configuration file and add/modify the following lines:

Create password for the Munin administrator user:

Step 6. Start Apache and Munin services.

If all is well, open Munin at using ‘admin’ as username and the previously generated munin password as password and you will be able to access Munin graphs and data.


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed munin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing munin server monitoring on centos 6 systems.

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