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How to install Monitorix system monitoring tool on CentOS 6 VPS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Monitorix system monitoring tool on a CentOS 6 VPS. Monitorix is open-source, lightweight and at the same time very simple to use. To install this system monitoring tool you will need to have a CentOS 6 VPS and a few minutes of your time. The installation is very easy so if you are ready, let’s begin.

First thing you need to do in order to install Monitorix system monitoring tool on your CentOS 6 VPS is to update all of your system software to the latest version by using the command:

## yum update

After the update is finished you will need to install all the required packages. To install the required packages you should enable the EPEL repository on your CentOS 6 VPS with the following commands:

For CentOS 6 32bit

## wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
## rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

For CentOS 6 64bit

## wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
## rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

Once you enable the EPEL repository you can install the required packages using the command:

## yum install perl perl-libwww-perl perl-HTTP-Server-Simple perl-IO-Socket-SSL perl-MIME-Lite perl-CGI perl-DBI perl-XML-Simple perl-MailTools perl-Config-General rrdtool rrdtool-perl

Please note: if the installation of some of the required packages fails, you will need to install that package manually.

Now it is time to download and install the Monitorix system monitoring tool on your server. It can be done with only one command:

## rpm -ivh http://www.monitorix.org/monitorix-x.x.x-1.noarch.rpm

You will need to replace the x.x.x. with the version of the system monitoring tool you are going to install. It is recommended to download and install the latest version of the system monitoring tool. At the moment of writing, the latest Monitorix version available is 3.6.0-1, so to download and install the latest version of Monitorix system monitoring tool you can use the following command:

## rpm -ivh http://www.monitorix.org/monitorix-3.6.0-1.noarch.rpm

Before you start using the Monitorix system monitoring tool you can take a look at the Monitorix configuration file


If you want to learn more about how to use the Monitorix and how to set up this powerful system monitoring tool according to your needs, we highly recommend you to read the official Monitorix documentation available at:


Finally, you can start the service using the command:

## service monitorix start

To access the Monitorix web interface from your favorite web browser you need to navigate to:


Do not forget to replace the IP-ADDRESS with your server’s IP address. You should be able to see the welcome Monitorix screen. Select the option you like and press the button OK.

Of course you don’t have to do any of this if you use one of our Linux VPS hosting services, in which case you can simply ask our expert Linux admins to install Monitorix for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.

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  • Please open your /etc/yum.conf file and make sure that perl* is not added to your exclude list. Thanks.