Netdata is an Open Source real time server monitoring tool. It collects real time data like CPU usage, RAM usage, Load, SWAP usage, Bandwidth usage, Disk usage etc.
Let us update the server using the following command,
apt update -y apt upgrade -y
Install Netdata on the server using below command.
apt install netdata -y
-y option is used for the confirmation which will be prompted by the installer.
We need a small change in the configuration file, so that the dashboard is available on a public IP.
If you intend to use this locally, then you do not need to make this change.
Configuration file will look like this.
[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/netdata/netdata/issues/164 bind socket to IP = 127.0.0.1
By default, the
bind socket to IP it set to
127.0.0.1. To access the dashboard using the IP address, you need to replace
127.0.0.1 with your actual server IP Address.
Save the file and restart the netdata service using the below command.
systemctl restart netdata
Netdata listens on port 19999 by default, enable and reload ports in firewall to use Netdata from browser.
ufw enable ufw allow 19999 ufw reload
Enter the following URL on the browser to access the Netdata dashboard. By default netdata works on 19999 port.
http://<Enter Your IP Here>:19999/
The dashboard will look like this,