Setup Cacti Server Ubuntu Server Edition
January 16, 2012 Leave a comment
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.
Install Apache, PHP and MySql (LAMP)
Restart the service
apt-get install apache2
apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5
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