The title says it all. Here, we are going to build a Cacti system using the Ubuntu 12.04 operating system. We will take a shortcut by using the apt repositories to install the dependencies, then use the *.tar.gz upgrade file to bring Cacti to the latest version.
This first video focuses on the build of the base Ubuntu system. The key point here is to partition the system wisely. The most important partition for my setup is the /var/lib partition. This is where my rra files and mysql databases will be stored. The rra files contain information for the graphs. Cacti’s base data points will be significantly increased creating individual rrd files that can be several hundred megabytes. (Process will be in a separate post) The mysql database will also store all the syslogs for my system. I like to keep my data around for quite some time.
The second video focuses on the configuration of the Cacti application. This will include the Cacti with SPINE polling, phpmyadmin, webmin, and also the upgrade of Cacti/Cacti-SPINE to the latest versions. I hope you enjoy!
The first video that handles the base OS Installation:
The second video handles the application configuration including Cacti, phpmyadmin, and webmin: