Steps to Install Graphite on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Graphite is a free & open source monitoring tool. It is used for highly available and with support for data visualization. Using graphite, we can easily store numeric time-series data & it doesn’t collect data by itself. It receives data from other applications.

Graphite contains three software components:

carbon – It is a Twisted daemon that listens for time-series data.

whisper – It is a simple database library & used for storing time-series data.

graphite webapp – It is a Django webapp that renders graphs on-demand using Cairo.

Prerequisites:

  • Ubuntu system with Sudo Privileges.

There are some steps to Setup Graphite on Ubuntu:

Step 1: Update the System.

apt-get update

Step 2: Install Docker.

apt install docker.io

  • Start & Enable the docker.

systemctl start docker
&&
systemctl enable docker

  • Check the status of docker.

systemctl status docker

  • Here is the command output.

  • To display the docker information.

docker info

  • Here is the command output.

Step 3: Download the Graphite using docker.

docker pull graphiteapp/graphite-statsd

  • Here is the command output.

  • List the docker images.

docker images

  • Here is the command output.

  • Create the directories.

mkdir -p /data/graphite/{data,logs,conf,statsd_config}

  • Open the following port numbers.

Step 4: Run the Graphite image.

docker run -d \
--name graphite \
--restart=always \
-p 80:80 \
-p 2003-2004:2003-2004 \
-p 2023-2024:2023-2024 \
-p 8125:8125/udp \
-p 8126:8126 \
-v /data/graphite/data:/opt/graphite/storage \
-v /data/graphite/conf:/opt/graphite/conf \
-v /data/graphite/statsd_config:/opt/statsd/config \
-v /data/graphite/logs:/var/log \
-e GRAPHITE_TIME_ZONE='Africa/Nairobi' \
graphiteapp/graphite-statsd

  • Here is the command output.

  • Check running container.

docker ps

  • Here is the command output.

  • Check Graphite logs.

docker logs -f graphite

  • Here is the command output.

Step 5: Open Graphite web interface.

http://server-ip

  • Here is the output.

As soon as Graphite receives data it can create graphs in the webapp.

  • Click on Login option.
  • By default,Username & Password: root

  • Graphite is Ready.

  • In left corner,Click on Metrics–>statsd–>numStats.
  • Now Graph is ready.

  • Change the password of Graphite.
  • Open the following URL.

http://server-ip/admin/password_change/

  • Here is the output.
  • Provide the Old & New password.
  • Click on Change My Password.

  • Password was changed successfully.

Step 6: Manage/Configure the Graphite container.

  • Create a graphite-docker.service file.

vim /etc/systemd/system/graphite-docker.service

  • Add the following lines:

[Unit]
Description=Graphite Docker Container
Documentation=https://github.com/graphite-project/docker-graphite-statsd
After=docker.service
Requires=docker.service
[Service]
Type=simple
TimeoutStartSec=0
Restart=on-failure
RestartSec=30s
ExecStartPre=-/usr/bin/docker kill graphite
ExecStartPre=-/usr/bin/docker rm graphite
ExecStartPre=/usr/bin/docker pull graphiteapp/graphite-statsd
ExecStart=/usr/bin/docker run \
--name graphite \
--restart=always \
-p 80:80 \
-p 2003-2004:2003-2004 \
-p 2023-2024:2023-2024 \
-p 8125:8125/udp \
-p 8126:8126 \
-v /data/graphite/data:/opt/graphite/storage \
-v /data/graphite/conf:/opt/graphite/conf \
-v /data/graphite/statsd_config:/opt/statsd/config \
-v /data/graphite/logs:/var/log \
graphiteapp/graphite-statsd
SyslogIdentifier=graphite
ExecStop=/usr/bin/docker stop graphite
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

  • Here is the command output.

  • Reload the systemd service.

systemctl daemon-reload

  • To list the created file.

systemctl list-unit-files graphite-docker.service

  • Here is the command output.

  • Enable the service.

systemctl enable graphite-docker

  • Now,kill the running container.

docker rm -f graphite

  • List the docker container.

docker ps

  • Here is the command output.

  • Start the graphite-docker service.

systemctl start graphite-docker.service

  • Check service status.

systemctl status graphite-docker.service

  • Here is the command output.

  • Again,Check the docker container.

docker ps

  • Here is the command output.

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