How To Install Netdata Monitoring on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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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 through the step by step installation Netdata Monitoring on an Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver server.

Install Netdata Monitoring on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Netdata Monitoring on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Install Netdata using the following command:

sudo apt install netdata

Step 3. Configure Netdata Monitoring.

Run the following command to the configuration file and bind the server IP address:

nano /etc/netdata/netdata.conf

Then change the line to bind to the IP address of the server and save the changes:

[global]
 run as user = netdata
 web files owner = root
 web files group = root
 # Netdata is not designed to be exposed to potentially hostile
 # networks.See https://github.com/firehol/netdata/issues/164
 bind socket to IP = 127.0.0.1

After restart NetData service to apply the changes:

systemctl restart netdata

Step 4. Accessing Netdata Monitoring.

Netdata Monitoring will be available on HTTP port 19999 by default. Open your favourite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com:19999 or http://server-ip:19999

Install Netdata Monitoring on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Netdata. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Netdata Monitoring on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Netdata website.

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