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Version: 20.04

Using packages

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:

yum update

Accept all GPG keys and consider rebooting your server if a kernel update is proposed.

Pre-installation steps​

Disable SELinux​

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:

$ getenforce

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

Centreon repository​

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


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 daemon-reload
systemctl restart mariadb

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

Same for the MariaDB open_files_limit directive, example:

$ cat /etc/my.cnf.d/centreon.cnf

In addition to the directives above, it's strongly recommended to tune the database configuration with the following parameters:

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.

Web installation​

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.