Step by Step Guide to Install Netdata Monitoring Tool on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Netdata is a free & open source Monitoring tool. It is used for real-time performance. Using Netdata, we can troubleshoot and monitor cloud-based servers, containers and entire IT infrastructure. We can monitor real-time system metrics including, Memory usage, CPU, Bandwidth, Disk utilization.

We have Two options to install Netdata:

  • From ubuntu repository.
  • From Automated Script.

Install Netdata using ubuntu repository.

Step 1: Update the System.

apt-get update

Step 2: Install Netdata on system.

apt install netdata

  • Check the Netdata version.

netdata -V

  • Here is the command output.

  • Start & Enable the Netdata

systemctl start netadata
systemctl enable netdata

  • Check the Netdata status.

systemctl status netadata

  • Here is the command output.

Step 3: Configure the Netdata.

  • Open the config file.

vim /etc/netdata/netdata.conf

  • Provide the following value:

[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 = server-ip or 0.0.0.0

  • Here is the command output.

  • Restart the netdata.

systemctl restart netadata

  • Open the following port number on UFW firewall.

ufw allow 19999/tcp

  • Here is the command output.

Step 4: Access Netdata web interface.

http://server-ip:19999

  • Here is the output.
  • System overview is here.
  • Now,Click on CPUs.

  • System CPU information.

  • System Memory information.

  • Network Interface information.

Install Netdata using Automated Script

Step 1: Update the system.

apt-get update

Step 2: Install curl.

apt-get install curl

Step 3: Download & Run Netdata auto-installation script.

bash <(curl -Ss https://my-netdata.io/kickstart.sh)

  • Here is the command output.

  • Press Enter.

  • Again Press Enter.

Step 4: Open the following port number on UFW firewall.

ufw allow 19999/tcp

  • Restart the Netdata.

systemctl restart netdata

  • Here is the command output.

Step 5: Access Netdata web interface.

http://server-ip:19999

  • Here is the output.

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