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Version: ⭐ 22.04

Web And Post Installation

Web installation​

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

Step 1: Welcome to Centreon setup​

The Centreon setup wizard is displayed. Click on Next.

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Step 2: Dependency check up​

Needed modules and prerequisites are checked. They must be all satisfied. Click on Refresh once needed corrective actions have been made.

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Then click on Next.

Step 3: Monitoring engine information​

Define paths used by the monitoring engine. We recommend to use defaults.

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Then click on Next.

Step 4: Broker module information​

Define paths used by the broker module. We recommend to use defaults.

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Then click on Next.

Step 5: Admin information​

Define the information needed for the default admin account creation. This is the account you will use to log in to Centreon for the first time. The password must comply with the default password security policy: 12 characters minimum, lower and upper case letters, numbers and special characters. You can change this policy later.

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Then click on Next.

Step 6: Database information​

Provide the information needed to connect to the database instance.

  • Database Host Address: If you are using a local database, leave the field blank (the default value is localhost). Otherwise, enter the IP address of your remote database.

  • Root user/password: this is the account that will be used to install the databases.

    • if this is the default account (root), the root password of the database is the password you have defined when executing mysql_secure_installation (whether you have installed Centreon from packages or from sources).
    • if you have defined a custom user with root privileges on all databases (e.g. during the process of installing a remote database), use this one. This user can be deleted once the web installation process is finished.
  • Database user name/password: the credentials of the account that will be used to interact with the Centreon databases. The account will be created when the database is installed.

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Then click on Next.

Step 7: Installation​

The Centreon setup wizard creates configuration files and databases structure:

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When done, click on Next.

Step 8: Modules installation​

Select the available modules and widgets to be installed. Then click on Install.

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Once the installation is complete, click on Next.

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Step 9: Installation finished​

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

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The installation is complete. Click on Finish.

You can now log in using the admin account and initialize the monitoring.

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Initialization of the monitoring​

To start the monitoring processes:

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

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

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

  4. In your terminal, 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.

Add a license​

According to your Centreon edition, you may have to add a license.

Install available extensions​

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

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Secure your platform​

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

Getting started​

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