How To Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

r00t September 12, 2017

Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Apache Tomcat 8 on your Debian 9 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache Tomcat is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation. It implements the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket specifications from Sun Microsystems and provides a web server environment for Java code to run in.

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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Apache Tomcat 8 on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.

Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:

Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP) server.

A Debian 9 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing the Cacti packages.

Install the cacti package using the apt-get command:

During the installation process you will be prompted to configure Cacti with few options to select from available options. First of all Choose the web server that you wish to use for configure with Cacti like we are using Apache and then press ‘OK’ key to continue:

Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

Now it will ask you for a webserver that you will use it, we choose Apache2 since that’s what we installed in the  dependencies.

Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

Next it will ask to configure the Cacti database, select Yes.

Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

Now it will ask for your root password of MySQL/MariaDB database.

Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

Step 3. Accessing cacti.

Cacti will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/cacti or http://server-ip/cacti and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. You will get the “Cacti Installation Guide” on screen. Click on ‘Next’ button.

Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

In next screen, you will get drop down button. Because this fresh installation select ‘New Install’ and click ‘Next’ button.

Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

Cacti will now check for the packages it needs to run properly. Make sure all the checks appear with an “OK” status, and then click Finish.

Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

The next page is the login page. The first time you log into Cacti, use admin as username and password.

Install Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Cacti. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Cacti Monitoring on Debian 9 (Stretch) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Cacti Monitoring web site.

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