Install netdata – CentOS 7

With the EOL of the free tier of NewRelic’s Server monitoring service, we tried going commando for a while, meaning no server monitoring. We know bad – bad, idea.

NewRelics Server monitoring service was great but the free tier came with only 24 hours of data retention. We wanted something which would give us more flexibility, behold netdata.

Netdata claims real-time insights of more than 5000 metrics with interactive dashboards along with performance and health monitors, all this with very little or no configuration.

Let’s get started

Start off by installing the Epel repo

Install the development tools group package

Now we need to install other pre-requisites:

Fetch the netdata  repo

For reference sake, these are the locations which netdata will be using

To start netdata

Add netdata to startup

To access netdata, make sure the service is active and navigate to:

Note: You’ll need to open port 19999 if you’re running a firewall.