Friday, April 21, 2017

Add Monitor Plugin to Cacti on Ubuntu 14.04 (U14-TT)

Monitor plugin lets you to view the up/down status of your hosts at a glance.. It will sound an alarm when the devices go down using icmp pings or snmp up time..

If you want to install Cacti on U14-TT workstation, please refer this.

Be the root user 1st..
sudo su

Get the plugin..
wget "http://docs.cacti.net/_media/plugin:monitor-v1.3-1.tgz"

Rename the downloaded file..
mv plugin\:monitor-v1.3-1.tgz monitor-v1.3-1.tgz

Move the file to the plugins folder..
cp monitor-v1.3-1.tgz /usr/share/cacti/site/plugins

Change the directory to the plugins folder..
cd /usr/share/cacti/site/plugins

Unzip the folder..
tar -zvxf monitor-v1.3-1.tgz

Everything done so far is shown in the following capture...























Now log in to Cacti and go to Console -> Plugin Management
You will see something like below..


You can see the blue icon in actions column.. Click on it



















A new green icon will appear..
Click on it, it will turn to a red icon..



Now the plugin is added.. You will see a new tab for the plugin next to Console & Graphs..

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