Install Opsview Monitor
Learn how to install Opsview Monitor and its components.
If you already have an instance of Opsview Monitor, then check the following pages instead depending on whether you want to perform an automated in-place upgrade or a migration to new hardware.
For brand new installation:
- Firstly, please take a few minutes to review the Release Notes before you start. Opsview Monitor release makes use of the standard software license key.
- Next, it’s important that you have reviewed the Prerequisites, to ensure that any software and hardware dependencies, along with any limitations, are fully understood prior to installation.
Please follow the Automated Installation guide for an automated installation from the package repositories on to a server that you have pre-configured with your choice of supported operating system.
All commands should be run as the
opsview user, unless otherwise documented. For all commands that should be run with higher privileges the documentation prefixes the commands with
sudo or specifically states to switch to the appropriate user
NoteSome local password policies may require you to enter a password when using
sudo- this is not shown in our documentation.
The following sections show the commands to be run in a highlighted format, such as
/path/to/command -o options or in a separate block:
/path/to/command -o options
Some code blocks also include example output, such as:
$ /path/to/command -o options output line1 output line2 output line3
Or the following for running via
$ sudo /path/to/command -o options root command output line1 root command output line2 root command output line3
Commands may be copied from these blocks and pasted as appropriate.
Configuration files are shown within blocks, such as this YAML format file:
--- timeseriesrrd: server: updates: host: 127.0.0.1 always_update_metadata: false queries: host: 127.0.0.1 workers: 4 # Directory to store rrd database files data_dir: /opt/opsview/timeseriesrrd/var/data # Days to keep non-updated rrd files retention_days: 30
NoteIndentation using sets of 4 space characters is critical in these files. Do not use
characters as this can lead to spurious errors.