mrtg installation and configuration on centos linux

Now install MRTG and configure fast and easy steps guide for installation and configuration on centos. 

Linux based Multi Router Traffic Grapher installation guide on your Linux box.

Multi Router Traffic Grapher - MRTG is a powerful tool to monitor your organization network  traffic load live on network links. MRTG tool generates HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) based web pages containing .PNG images files which helps you to provide a LIVE visual, graphical  representation of your running network traffic. now we can follow few easy steps to know how to install & configure Multi Router Traffic Grapher on the Cent OS Linux platform, we can use these easy steps in any our Linux distributions to complete the steps. 

Step 1. install the Apache web server using yum 

#yum -y install httpd

#service httpd restart

Step2. Install MRTG using through YUM package manager 

#yum -y install net-snmp mrtg net-snmp-utils

Step3. Configure the SNMP

#vi /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf

#mv /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf-bak

#cd /etc/snmp/

#vi snmpd.conf

rocommunity public

syslocation "My Server Room"

syscontact Root <>

Now Save the Configuration

Step4. Restart the snmpd service

Step5. now to check the status

#snmpwalk -v2c -c public localhost system

Once done then configure the MRTG configure

Step6. Include your server IP on cfgmaker

#cfgmaker --snmp-options=:::::2 --ifref=descr --ifdesc=descr --global 'WorkDir: /var/www/html/mymrtg' public@ > /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg

Step7. Create the index file

#cd /var/www/html/

#mkdir mymrtg

#indexmaker --columns=1 /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg > /var/www/html/mymrtg/index.html

Step8. Configure mrtg.conf

#vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/mrtg.conf

Just only add the Alias and remove the remaining entries.

Alias /mrtg /var/www/html/mymrtg

Step9 . Restart the httpd service

#service httpd restart

#service snmpd restart

Yes now complete the installation we can run and test on your browser.

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