How To Install Ntopng on CentOS 6

r00t March 16, 2015

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For those of you who didn’t know, Ntopng is a relatively useful tool if you are looking to monitor different network protocols on your servers. It provides a bunch of tools for monitoring various protocols, traffic variants, and yes, bandwidth across multiple time frames. ntopng is based on libpcap and it has been written in a portable way in order to virtually run on every Unix platform, MacOSX and on Win32 as well.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation Ntopng on CentOS 6.

Step 1. First we need to add EPEL repository in our system.

Step 2. Install Ntopng package.

Step 3. Configure Ntopng.

Next we need to create configuration files for ntopng. In this article we use nano as text editor. You can use your favorite text editor to create ntopng configuration files:

Step 4. Start ntopng and redis server.

Step 5. Configure IPTables or firewall.

Step 6. Access Ntopng.

If all is well, now you can test your ntopng application by typing http://yourserver.name:3000. You will see ntopng login page. For the first time, you can use user ‘admin’ and password ‘admin’.

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Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Ntopng. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Ntopng server monitoring on centos 6 systems.

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