Setup Cacti Server Ubuntu Server Edition

I am having the time of my life with my new virtualization server. I am setting up a cacti server which will give me nice graphs and charts regarding where the performance of my network is experiencing bottlenecks.


Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32bit running inside an openVz container.

Update your repositories.


        apt-get update

        apt-get upgrade


Install Apache, PHP and MySql (LAMP)

Restart the service


        apt-get install apache2

        apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

        /etc/init.d/apache2 restart


Install MySQL


        apt-get install mysql-server


There are other steps to take if you want this database to be accessible across the network. If you are so inclined, you may continue the tutorial found here.

Now we are about to install cacti


        apt-get install cacti-spine


Follow the onscreen commands.

Navigate to http://localhost/cacti

where localhost is the ip address of the server you are trying to configure.

The default name and password is



You will be required to change these on first login



About spuder
spuder is a "super computer" support engineer by day, and tinkerer / hobbyist by night.

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