Centreon provides RPM packages for its products through the Centreon Open Sources version available free of charge in our repository.
These packages have been successfully tested in CentOS 7.x environments.
After installating your server, consider updating your operating system via the command:
Accept all GPG keys and consider rebooting your server if a kernel update is proposed.
SELinux should be disabled. To do this, you have to edit the file /etc/selinux/config and replace enforcing by disabled, or by running the following command:
sed -i s/^SELINUX=.*$/SELINUX=disabled/ /etc/selinux/config
Reboot your operating system to apply the change.
After system startup, perform a quick check of the SELinux status:
Configure or disable firewall
Add firewall rules or disable the firewall by running the following commands:
systemctl stop firewalld systemctl disable firewalld
Install the repositories
Redhat Software Collections repository
To install Centreon you will need to set up the official Software Collections repository supported by Redhat.
Software collections are required for installing PHP 7 and associated libraries.
Install the Software Collections repository using this command:
yum install -y centos-release-scl
To install Centreon software from the repository, you should first install the centreon-release package, which will provide the repository file.
Install the Centreon repository using this command:
yum install -y http://yum.centreon.com/standard/20.04/el7/stable/noarch/RPMS/centreon-release-20.04-1.el7.centos.noarch.rpm
This section describes how to install a Centreon Central server.
It's possible to install this server with a local database on the server, or a remote database on a dedicated server.
Run the commands:
yum install -y centreon centreon-database
systemctl restart mariadb
If installing database on a dedicated server, this server should also have the prerequired repositories.
Run the following command on the Central server:
yum install -y centreon-base-config-centreon-engine centreon-widget\*
Then run the following commands on the dedicated server:
yum install -y centreon-database
systemctl restart mariadb
Then create a distant user with root privileges needed for Centreon installation:
CREATE USER '<USER>'@'<IP>' IDENTIFIED BY '<PASSWORD>';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO '<USER>'@'<IP>' WITH GRANT OPTION;
Replace <IP> with the Centreon Central IP address that will connect to the database server.
Replace <USER> and <PASSWORD> by user's credentials.
Once the installation is complete you can delete this user using:
DROP USER '<USER>'@'<IP>';
The package centreon-database installs an optimized MariaDB configuration to be used with Centreon.
If this package is not installed, system limitation LimitNOFILE should be at least set to 32000 using a dedicated configuration file, example:
cat /etc/systemd/system/mariadb.service.d/centreon.conf [Service] LimitNOFILE=32000
Same for the MariaDB open_files_limit directive, example:
cat /etc/my.cnf.d/centreon.cnf [server] innodb_file_per_table=1 open_files_limit=32000
In addition to the directives above, it's strongly recommended to tune the database configuration with the following parameters:
[server] key_buffer_size = 256M sort_buffer_size = 32M join_buffer_size = 4M thread_cache_size = 64 read_buffer_size = 512K read_rnd_buffer_size = 256K max_allowed_packet = 128M
Optionnaly, tune the memory and buffer utilization of the InnoDB engine powered tables. The example below applies to a database server with 8Gb RAM
Remember to restart MariaDB after a change to configuration.
Set the PHP time zone
You are required to set the PHP time zone. Run the command:
echo "date.timezone = Europe/Paris" >> /etc/opt/rh/rh-php72/php.d/50-centreon.ini
Change Europe/Paris to your time zone. You can find the supported list of time zone here.
After saving the file, please do not forget to restart the PHP-FPM service:
systemctl restart rh-php72-php-fpm
Services startup during system bootup
To make services start automatically during system bootup, run these commands on the central server:
systemctl enable rh-php72-php-fpm httpd24-httpd mariadb centreon cbd centengine gorgoned snmptrapd centreontrapd snmpd
If the database is on a dedicated server, remember to enable mariadb service on it.
Before starting the web installation process, start the Apache server with the following command:
systemctl start httpd24-httpd
Conclude installation by performing web installation steps.