How to Install Netdata Monitoring Tool on Ubuntu 20.04

Netdata is an open source tool designed for the real-time system performance monitoring solution. It collects real-time metrics for system activities like CPU uses, memory uses, bandwidth uses and disk activities etc. And displays the information on web interface with graphical charts.

This tutorial will help you to install Netdata on Ubuntu 20.04 using default repositories.

Install Netdata on Ubuntu

Ubuntu 20.04 default apt repositories contains Netdata Debian packages. You can install netdata on Ubuntu by running the following commands.

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y
apt install netdata

Press ‘y’ if confirmation prompted by the installer.

Next, edit netdata configuration file in your favorite text editor.

nano /etc/netdata/netdata.conf 

The default “bind socket to IP” is set to 17.0.0.1. This is fine for access netdata on local system. To enable access from remote system update this with your systems IP address.

[global]
    run as user = netdata
    web files owner = root
    web files group = root
    bind socket to IP = IP address

Save your file and restart netdata service.

systemctl restart netdata

So you have successfully installed Netdata on an Ubuntu system.

Access Netdata Web Interface

The default netdata works on port 19999. Open web browser on your system and connect on port 19999 to systems ip address.

http://IP address:19999

You will see the Netdata dashboard with detailed statics about the system.

View the various graphical statics by clicking on links in right side bar.

Conclusion

This tutorial helped you to install Netdata monitoring solutions on a Ubuntu system. Good luck !

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