How do I set up Observium?
Install Observium on Ubuntu 20.04
- Install Required Packages. Update the system packages.
- Configure MySQL Database. Log in to the MySQL shell.
- Install and Configure Observium. Create a directory /opt/observium for Observium.
- Configure Apache.
- Configure Admin Account.
- Access Observium Web Interface.
How do I use Observium?
So, please don’t use following instructions on these releases.
- Step 1: Adding RPM Forge and EPEL Repositories.
- Step 2: Install Needed Software Packages.
- Step 3: Downloading Observium.
- Step 4: Creating Observium MySQL Database.
- Step 5: Configure Observium.
- Step 6: Configure Apache for Observium.
How do I get to Observium?
To log in to Observium web admin panel, open a browser and navigate your server’s IP address or domain name or server FQDN via HTTPS protocol. Log in to Observium dashboard with the username and password configured for admin account in the above step.
What is Observium monitoring?
Network monitoring with intuition. Observium is a low-maintenance auto-discovering network monitoring platform supporting a wide range of device types, platforms and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Juniper, Dell, FreeBSD, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more.
How do I add a device to Observium?
Adding devices from the CLI is performed via the add_device. php script in your Observium installation’s root directory. And Observium will try the community strings and/or SNMPv3 authentication information you’ve configured and add the device if they are correct.
How does Observium discover new devices in the network?
Introduction. Observium was designed to auto-discover as much as possible. The auto-discovery process begins by using SNMP to gather information about a device. This information allows Observium to discover all the internal sensors and interfaces of this device.
Does Observium support Netflow?
Nevermind, I kept on investigating and found out it’s name was Netflow, and Observium doesn’t support it.
How often does Observium poll?
As documented in our install guides, the correct way to run the Observium poller is by executing poller-wrapper.py automatically via cron every 5 minutes.
Is Observium good?
Observium is great for medium to large network sizes. If you have a mix of public and private servers, this is a great tool. If you want to be able to visualize your routes, hops between, and bandwidth consumption, this is the right hammer for the job.
How do I monitor my Linux machine with Observium?
Login into Observium and go to Devices >> Add Device. Enter Hostname, SNMP version (v2c – leave the default), port number (161), and community name on this page. As recommended in Observium setup, we will add localhost (Observium server) as our first device.
Does Observium use SNMP?
In order to add a device to Observium it must be running a correctly configured SNMP agent and be both pingable and SNMP accessible from the Observium server.
What version of Ubuntu does observium work with?
This guide works with Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 and Debian 9, 10 and 11. We strongly recommend using Ubuntu 20.04 or Debian 11. Observium has an automated install script for use on Ubuntu and Debian systems. Using the automated installation script is as easy as downloading it, running it and answering a few simple questions, start with:
How do I set up a cron job for observium?
Add cron jobs, create a new file /etc/cron.d/observium with the following contents: The below example includes a username, so will only work in /etc/crontab or /etc/cron.d/observium. It will NOT work in a user crontab edited with crontab -e without removing the username. Observium operates on a fixed poller frequency of 5 minutes or 300 seconds.
How do I check the MySQL version in observium?
You will see the MySQL version upon logging on to the MySQL monitor with mysql -u root -p. Here you’ll set the username and password for Observium to access the database. The username is observium and the password will be the text you insert in place of .
How often do I need to update observium?
Because we have a rapid development and model, we recommend that you update frequently, at least once per month, though once or twice per week is better and many users update daily via an automated CRON job. See Updating the Subscription Edition for a short explanation on how to update the Subscription Edition of Observium.