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Version: 20.10

Web And Post Installation

Web installation​

Log in to Centreon web interface via the URL http://<IP>/centreon.

The Centreon setup wizard is displayed. Click on Next.


Needed modules and prerequisites are checked.

They must be all satisfied. Click on Refresh once needed corrective actions have been made.

Then click on Next.


Define pathes used by monitoring engine. We recommend to use defaults.

Then click on Next.


Define pathes used by broker module. We recommend to use defaults.

Then click on Next.


Define informations for the admin account creation.

Then click on Next.


Provide informations to connect to the database instance.

By default, the instance address is set to localhost, the instance root user is set to root and the root password is empty.

If you use a remote database server, or use a specific root user, change these entries

Then define databases name and credentials that will be created. We recommend to use default values.

Centreon database's user password should be the only parameter customized here.

Then click on Next.


The Centreon setup wizard creates configuration files and databases structure.

When done, click on Next.


Select the available modules and widgets to be installed.

Then click on Install.


Once the installation is complete, click on Next.


At this point, an advertisement informs you of the latest Centreon news and roducts.

If your platform is connected to the internet, the information you receive will be up to date.

If you are not online, only information on the current version will be displayed.


The installation is complete. Click on Finish.

You can now log in.


Initialization of the monitoring​

To start the monitoring processes:

  1. From your web interface, go to Configuration > Pollers,

  2. Select Central poller from the listing and click on Export configuration,

  3. Check Move Export Files in addition to default selection and click on Export,

  4. Log on to the Central server,

  5. Start/restart collect processes:

    systemctl restart cbd centengine
  6. Restart the tasks manager:

    systemctl restart gorgoned
  7. Start the passive monitoring services:

    systemctl start snmptrapd centreontrapd
  8. If you want to monitor this server, start the SNMP daemon:

    systemctl start snmpd

Monitoring is now working. You can start monitoring your IT system.

Install available extensions​

Go to Administration > Extensions > Manager menu and click on Install all:


Getting started​

Go to the Getting Started chapter to configure your first monitoring.

Secure your platform​

Don't forget to secure your Centreon platform following our recommendations