Step by Step to Install TICK Stack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

TICK Stack is a collection of open source components. It helps to provide a interface for storing, visualizing and monitoring time series InfluxDB database such as metrics and events. TICK stand for Telegraf, InfluxDB, Chronograf & Kapacitor.

  • Telegraf  : It is used for collecting system metrics & send to Influxdb.
  • InfluxDB  :It is a free & open source time series database.It is used for monitoring system metrics and events.
  • Chronograf : It is used for setup graphs and dashboards of monitoring data in InfluxDB.
  • Kapacitor : It is used for metrics and events processing and alerting engine.

There are few steps to install TICK on ubuntu:

Install & Configure InfluxDB

Step 1: Install Influxdb on system so click on link https://www.hackerxone.com/2021/08/18/influxdb-setup-on-ubuntu-20-04/ for how to install influxdb.

Step 2: Login to Influxdb console.

influx

  • To create a user.

CREATE USER "admin" WITH PASSWORD 'password' WITH ALL PRIVILEGES

  • To list the created user.

show users

  • Here is the command output.

Step 3: Configure the influxdb file.Open the /etc/influxdb/influxdb.conf file.

vim /etc/influxdb/influxdb.conf

  • Uncomment & Add the following lines:

  • Restart the influxdb.

systemctl restart influxdb

Install & Configure Telegraf

Step 1: Install the Telegraf.

apt-get install telegraf

  • Open the telegraf configure file.

vim /etc/telegraf/telegraf.conf

  • Uncomment & Add the following lines:

  • Restart the Telegraf.

systemctl restart telegraf

  • Check the status of Telegraf.

systemctl status telegraf

  • Here is the command output.

  • Login to Influxdb console.

influx -username 'admin' -password 'password'

  • Check Database.

show databases

  • To use the telegraf database.

use telegraf

  • Here is the command output.

  • To list the  Telegraf measurements.

show measurements

  • Here is the command output.

Install & Configure Kapacitor

Step 1: Install Kapacitor.

apt-get install kapacitor

  • Configure the Kapacitor.Open the /etc/kapacitor/kapacitor.conf file.

vim /etc/kapacitor/kapacitor.conf

  • Add the following values:

  • Start the kapacitor.

systemctl start kapacitor

  • To list the Kapacitor’s task.

kapacitor list tasks

  • Here is the command output.

  • Check the status of kapacitor.

systemctl status kapacitor

  • Here is the command output.

Installing and Configuring Chronograf

Step 1: Download & Install chronograf.

wget https://dl.influxdata.com/chronograf/releases/chronograf_1.2.0~beta5_amd64.deb

dpkg -i chronograf_1.2.0~beta5_amd64.deb

  • Here is the command output.

Step 2: Start the chronograf.

systemctl start chronograf

Step 3: Open the following port number on ufw firewall.

ufw allow 8888/tcp

  • Here is the command output.

Access the chronograf web-interface

http://server-ip:8888

  • Here is the output.
  • Provide the username : admin & Password: password
  • Click on Connect New Source.

  • Click on Hostname.

  • Now,Tick Stack is Ready.

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