Install Opsview Monitor

Learn how to install Opsview Monitor and its components.

New installation Copied

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:

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.

Documentation conventions Copied

User Copied

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

Note

Some local password policies may require you to enter a password when using sudo - this is not shown in our documentation.

Commands Copied

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:

$ 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 Copied

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

Note

Indentation using sets of 4 space characters is critical in these files. Do not use characters as this can lead to spurious errors.
["Opsview"] ["User Guide", "Technical Reference", "Installation"]

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