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Deploying a poller

With Centreon Cloud, your central server is already ready to use. All you have to do is to install pollers in your infrastructure, and that is very easy: just execute a script then export the configuration and there you are.

Before deploying a poller, make sure the prerequisites for your host machine are met.

Step 1: Running the script

  1. Use SSH to connect to the server that will become a poller.

  2. Run the command that will deploy the poller automatically. This command has been provided to you by our support team. It looks like this (according to your region):

This applies to customers located in the USA, Canada and South America.

bash -c "$(curl -H "content-type: application/json"  -H "x-api-key: your_token" -s)"

Make sure you replace your_token and your_organization_code by the correct values.

3. The script is executed (this should take about 10 minutes):


  1. When this is finished, log in to your central server and go to page Configuration > Pollers > Pollers. The new poller appears in the list of pollers.
    • By default, the name of the poller is its hostname (this may be shortened). Click on its name to rename it.
    • In the IP Address column, the address it that of the poller as seen by the central server. Indeed, during the installation process, a VPN is installed, so this IP address is that of the poller inside the VPN.
    • The poller is not running yet (No in the Is running? column).

Step 2: Exporting the configuration and restarting the poller

Export the configuration for this poller:

  1. On the central server, go to Configuration > Pollers > Pollers, then select the poller you have just created.
  2. Click Export configuration. A new page opens:
    • Check the first 4 boxes
    • Under Restart Monitoring Engine, select the Restart method.
  3. Click Export. A log of the export is displayed: this should have no errors.
  4. Go back to Configuration > Pollers > Pollers: the poller now has Yes under Is running?. Your poller is now ready to monitor resources.