Monday, July 14, 2014

Installing Cacti with Spine Poller from Source

Installing Cacti and Spine from Source                                         

  1. Required Libraries / Tools
    1. Mysql
    2. Php
    3. Snmp
    4. HTTP
    5. Miscellaneous libraries associated with above packages
  2. Pre-work
Install Apache
# yum install httpd httpd-devel
Install MySQL
# yum install mysql mysql-server
Install PHP
# yum install php-mysql php-pear php-common php-gd php-devel php php-mbstring php-cli php-mysql
Install PHP-SNMP
# yum install php-snmp
Install NET-SNMP
# yum install net-snmp-utils p net-snmp-libs php-pear-Net-SMTP
Install RRDTool
# yum install rrdtool
# Recompiling PHP with socket support (if not)
./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs --with-mysql=/usr/include/mysql --prefix=/usr/local/apache/php --with-config-file-path=/usr/local/apache/php --enable-force-cgi-redirect --disable-cgi --with-zlib --with-gettext --with-gdbm -enable-sockets
1. ./Configure  /* creates Make Config file

2.make   /* Builds using MakeConfig file

3. make install  /* Installs Software
Installing PHP SAPI module:       apache2handler
/usr/local/apache/build/ SH_LIBTOOL='/usr/local/apache/build/libtool' /usr/local/apache/modules
/usr/local/apache/build/libtool --mode=install cp /usr/local/apache/modules/
cp .libs/ /usr/local/apache/modules/
cp .libs/libphp5.lai /usr/local/apache/modules/
libtool: install: warning: remember to run `libtool --finish /admin/scripts/home/tac/php-5.3.1/libs'
chmod 755 /usr/local/apache/modules/
[activating module `php5' in /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf]
Installing PHP CLI binary:        /usr/local/apache/php/bin/
Installing PHP CLI man page:      /usr/local/apache/php/man/man1/
Installing build environment:     /usr/local/apache/php/lib/php/build/
Installing header files:          /usr/local/apache/php/include/php/
Installing helper programs:       /usr/local/apache/php/bin/
  program: phpize
  program: php-config
Installing man pages:             /usr/local/apache/php/man/man1/
  page: phpize.1
  page: php-config.1
Installing PEAR environment:      /usr/local/apache/php/lib/php/
[PEAR] Archive_Tar    - already installed: 1.3.3
[PEAR] Console_Getopt - already installed: 1.2.3
[PEAR] Structures_Graph- already installed: 1.0.2
[PEAR] XML_Util       - already installed: 1.2.1
[PEAR] PEAR           - already installed: 1.9.0
Wrote PEAR system config file at: /usr/local/apache/php/etc/pear.conf
You may want to add: /usr/local/apache/php/lib/php to your php.ini include_path
/admin/scripts/home/tac/php-5.3.1/build/shtool install -c ext/phar/phar.phar /usr/local/apache/php/bin
ln -s -f /usr/local/apache/php/bin/phar.phar /usr/local/apache/php/bin/phar
Installing PDO headers:          /usr/local/apache/php/include/php/ext/pdo/
4. copy the .ini file to /etc/php.ini
Stop and start the httpd
You will have --enable socket support - enabled
            *write a small PHP program <?php phpinfo(); ?> in mysystem.php  /*shows system variables of php
             *browse http://hostname/mysystem.php
  1. Cacti Installation
0. Create username cacti in OS/MySQL ; Create database cacti;
        #mysqladmin -u root -p create cacti
1. wget
2. tar -xvzf cacti-0.8.8b.tar.gz

         mysql -p cacti < /usr/local/apache/htdocs/ips/cacti/cacti.sql
                        mysql> GRANT ALL ON cacti.* TO cactiuser@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
                        Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
                        mysql> flush privileges;
                        Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
                        mysql> exit
3. vim include/config.php
        /* make sure these values refect your actual database/host/user/password */
        $database_type = "mysql";
        $database_default = "cacti";
        $database_hostname = "localhost";
        $database_username = "cacti";
        $database_password = "password";
        $database_port = "3306";
        $database_ssl = false;
        Edit this to point to the default URL of your Cacti install
        ex: if your cacti install as at http://serverip/cacti/ this
         would be set to /cacti/
        $url_path = "/cacti/";
4. Installing Spine Poller
5.    Settings Poller in crontab
        vim /var/spool/cron/cacti
        #min hour dayofmonth monthofyear dayofweek0-sunday commands

        *       *       *       *       *   /usr/bin/php /usr/local/apache/htdocs/ips/cacti/poller.php

6. Use Spine Poller that higher degree of Efficieny that polls every one minute - use GUI.
Installing the core Plugin Architecture

        mysql -u cacti  < cacti-plugin-arch/pa.sql

1.    curl >threshold.tgz (Threshold Management)

        curl >settings.tgz (Mailer API)
        tar -xvzf threshold.tgz
        tar -xvzf settings.tgz

2. Use GUI Plugin Settings to Install

3. Creating Crontab for spine Poller
        vim /var/spool/cron/cacti
        #min hour dayofmonth monthofyear dayofweek0-sunday commands

        *       *       *       *       *   /usr/bin/php /usr/local/apache/htdocs/ips/cacti/poller.php

  1. Use Spine Poller for higher performance through GUI interface
  2. chown -R cacti.apache rra log  / Changing ownership of these directories recursively for
drwxr-xr-x  2 cacti    users 4.0K 2012-04-03 20:49 log

drwxr-xr-x  2 cacti    users 4.0K 2014-06-05 16:48 rra

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