Migrating from a Centreon 3.4 platform


The following procedure only applies to migration from a Centreon 3.4 platform installed on a 64-bit GNU/Linux distribution other than CentOS or Red Hat 7. Here are the system requirements:



Centreon Web


Centreon Broker


Centreon Engine



If your platform was installed from Centreon ISO or Centreon 3.4 repositories running on CentOS or Red Hat version 7, refer to the update documentation.



If your Centreon platform includes a Centreon redundancy system, please contact Centreon support.


If you try to migrate a platform using the Centreon Poller Display 1.6.x, please refer to the following migration procedure.

Installing the new server

Perform the following actions:

  1. You will need to install a new Centreon central server from the ISO or from packages, until to complete the installation process by connecting to the Centreon Web interface.

  2. Perform software and system updates:

    # yum update


It is advisable to set the same password for the centreon user during the web installation process.

Synchronizing the data

Connect to your old Centreon server and synchronize following directories:

# rsync -avz /etc/centreon root@IP_New_Centreon:/etc
# rsync -avz /etc/centreon-broker root@IP_New_Centreon:/etc
# rsync -avz /var/log/centreon-engine/archives/ root@IP_New_Centreon:/var/log/centreon-engine
# rsync -avz --exclude centcore/ --exclude log/ /var/lib/centreon root@IP_New_Centreon:/var/lib
# rsync -avz /var/spool/centreon/.ssh root@IP_New_Centreon:/var/spool/centreon


Replace IP_New_Centreon by the IP or the new Centreon server.


In case of migration from CES 3.4.x, Centreon-web 2.8.x under CentOS 6 with MariaDB 5.X, do not sync folders /var/lib/mysql with RSYNC toward Centreon 19.10 / MariaDB 10.2.

  1. Dump source databases:

    # mysqldump -u root -p centreon > /tmp/export/centreon.sql
    # mysqldump -u root -p centreon_storage > /tmp/export/centreon_storage.sql
  2. Stop source MariaDB servers:

    # service mysqld stop
  3. Export the dumps to the new Centreon 19.10 database server (make sure you have enough space for large databases dumps):

    # rsync -avz /tmp/centreon.sql root@IP_New_Centreon:/tmp/
    # rsync -avz /tmp/centreon_storage.sql root@IP_New_Centreon:/tmp/
  4. On the Centreon 19.10 database server, drop the original databases and create them again:

    # mysql -u root -p
    # drop database centreon;
    # drop database centreon_storage;
    # create database centreon;
    # create database centreon_storage;
  5. Import the previously transfered dumps:

    # mysql -u root centreon -p </tmp/centreon.sql
    # mysql -u root centreon_storage -p </tmp/centreon_storage.sql
  6. Upgrade the tables:

    # mysql_upgrade
  7. Keep going with the migration

If your DBMS is installed on the same server as the Centreon central server, execute the following commands:

  1. Stop mysqld on both Centreon servers:

    # service mysqld stop
  2. On the new server, remove data in /var/lib/mysql/:

    # rm -Rf /var/lib/mysql/*
  3. On the old server, synchronize data:

    # rsync -avz /var/lib/mysql/ root@IP_New_Centreon:/var/lib/mysql/
  4. If you migrate your DMBS from 5.x to 10.x, you must run this command on the new server:

    # mysql_upgrade
  5. Start the mysqld process on the new server:

    # systemctl start mysqld

Synchronizing the plugins

Synchronizing the monitoring plugins is more complex and depends on your installation. The main directories to synchronize are:

  1. /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/

  2. /usr/lib/centreon/plugins/


To run the plugins, you must first install the required dependencies.


If you still have distant centreon-engine 1.8.1 pollers that you want to postpone the upgrade to v19.10, be aware that centreon-web 19.10 resource $USER1$ actually points to /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins

On the 1.8.1 pollers to mitigate the issue:

# mv /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/* /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/
# rmdir /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/
# ln -s -t /usr/lib64/nagios/ /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/

You now have a symbolic link as:

# ls -alt /usr/lib64/nagios/
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root      24  1 nov.  17:59 plugins -> /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root 1711288  6 avril  2018 cbmod.so

You can now push poller configuration from Centreon 19.10 whether the distant poller is centreon-engine 19.10 or 1.8.1

Upgrading Centreon

On the new server, force the update by moving the contents of the /var/lib/centreon/installs/install-19.10.0-YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS directory to the /usr/share/centreon/www/install directory:

# cd /usr/share/centreon/installDir/
# mv install-19.10.0-YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS/ ../www/install/


If you use the same IP address or same DNS name between old Centreon webserver and the new one, do a full cache cleanup of your browser to avoid JS issues

Go to http://[New_Centreon_IP]/centreon URL and perform the upgrade.


If you changed the centreon password during the installation process you must follow these steps:

  1. Edit the /etc/centreon/centreon.conf.php file.

  2. Edit the /etc/centreon/conf.pm file.

  3. Edit the Centreon Broker central configuration using Centreon web interface and change the password for the Perfdata generator and Broker SQL database output.

If the IP of your Centreon server has changed, edit the configuration for all the Centreon Broker modules on your pollers and change the IP to connect to the Centreon central server (output IPv4).

Then generate the configuration of all your pollers and export it.

Upgrading the modules

Please refer to the documentation of each module to verify compatibility with Centreon 19.10 and perform the upgrade.