Introducing Netdata – A Linux Performance Visualisation Tool

Introduction

Netdata is an free linux tool that provides performance monitoring through extensive web dashboards that visualize the processes and services running in your linux system.

It visualizes performance metrics about CPU, memory, network, processes, disk e.t.c

In this guide we’ll be looking at how to install and configure netdata on centos 7 server.

1. Install Git

First you’ll need to install git on ur server before proceeding further.

2. Install Dependencies

Install all the required dependencies using the following command

3. Install Netdata

Install Netdata using the official installation script

You’ll see the output below. When prompted, press enter

This should start installing Netdata on your linux system

If no errors occur during installation, the Netdata daemon will start automatically and you should get the following output;

Netdata doesn’t need further configuration. It ready to go after installation. But can be customised further to suite your needs.

4. Firewall Configuration

We need to allow remote access to the netdata dashboard by allowing the netdata service port on the firewall.

Run the following command to allow port 19999 on the firewall

Check to confirm the service is listening on the port by running

5. Web Dashboard

Confirm the installation by opening your web browser and visiting the monitoring interface of Netdata:

 

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Harun is a System Administrator with proficient knowledge in cloud technologies such as KVM, Cloudstack, Citrix Xen Server, Openstack and VMware Vsphere Suite, Ceph, NFS, ISCSI

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