How to Setup and Configure Cacti on CentOS 6.2

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Cacti is a complete network graphing solution that useful for network administrator to monitor their network bandwidth. It collect SNMP data as well as other data such as system load, network link status, hard disk space and etc.

From Cacti official site :

Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

In this post, i will show you on how to setup and configure Cacti on linux CentOS 6.2 server. This tutorial assumed that you already installed LAMP (Linux CentOS 6.2 x86, Apache httpd server, Mysql server and PHP) server and install cacti as per documented on this post(How to Install Cacti on CentOS 6.2 using EPEL Repository).

Other prerequisites :

How to Install and Configure EPEL Repository on CentOS 6.2

1. Navigate to the following URL. Assumed that the server ip is 192.168.1.44 :
http://192.168.1.44/cacti/install/

2. Click Next to proceed :
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3. Select the type of installation. In this case, we should select “New Install” :
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4. Just make sure all these value are correct. Most of the time, the default values always correct, unless not properly installed :
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5. Congratulation! You have successfully setup your cacti server. Login to your new Cacti installation from http://192.168.1.44/cacti/ with default user (admin) and the default password (admin) :
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6. For security reason, cacti will forced you to reset original admin password :
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7. Start to configure your device :
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