How To Install Monitorix on Debian 10

Install Monitorix on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Monitorix on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Monitorix is a free, open-source, lightweight system monitoring tool designed to monitor servers, services, and devices. It has been created to be used under production UNIX/Linux servers, but due to its simplicity and small size, you may also use it on embedded devices as well.

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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Monitorix on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Monitorix on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

apt update
apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Monitorix on Debian 10.

Install below prerequisite packages to Debian based system:

apt install gnupg2 sudo

Next, install the GPG key:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=all] generic universe" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/monitorix.list

Then, Install Monitorix on the Debian system using the following command:

apt install monitorix

Verify the installed version of Monitorix:

monitorix -v

Once Monitorix is installed, it is started and enabled to run on system boot by default:

sudo systemctl start monitorx
sudo systemctl enable monitorx
sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 3. Configure Monitorix Network Monitoring Tool.

Once, you’ve started service, the program will start collecting system information according to a configuration set in ‘/etc/monitorix.conf

nano /etc/monitorix/monitorix.conf
title = Debian 10 Buster -
hostname =
theme_color = black
refresh_rate = 160
iface_mode = graph

Step 4. Accessing Monitorix.

Navigate your browser to http://localhost:8080/monitorix or http://IP-Address:8080/monitorix and choose the Graph and hit ok to view the graph. See the below screenshot for the Monitorix Home page.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Monitorix. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Monitorix on Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Monitorix website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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