Installation of Observium on Ubuntu 18.04 / Community Edition

Automatic Installation Script

chmod +x

Choose option 1

Create a strong password / using a random password generator is recommended

Choose a username and password for the first admin

Install SNMP client on observium host is optional and not needed in anyway, but it can be nice to be able to monitor the observium host

Best practice would be to set an password on the root mysql account, this command set a random generated password on the mysql root account and print password to cli and /root/password.txt

mysql_root_password=$(shuf -zer -n20 {a..z} {A..Z} {0..9} | tr -d ‘\0’) && mysql -u root -e “UPDATE mysql.user SET authentication_string=PASSWORD(‘$mysql_root_password’), plugin=’mysql_native_password’ WHERE User=’root'” ; service mysql restart && echo “” ; echo Mysql Root Password: $mysql_root_password ; echo “” ; echo “Mysql Root Password $mysql_root_password” >> /root/passwords.txt

remember to store the passwords safely somewhere and delete the file located under /root/passwords.txt

open a browers and navigate to http://SERVERIP

Mysql Update Command that can set ports to ignore alarm

here is an example on ignoring all ports if “ifalias” contains the string “Access-Port”

update ports set `ignore` = 1 where ifalias like ‘%Access-Port%’;

its important to have “ before and after ignore, because mysql has a function called ignore and we want to update the column

notice that these are `` and not '' or ""

Apache HTTPS config example

this is from a lab setup ( only needed if you want to run HTTPS) you will need to create some certificates and change servername/serveralias

<VirtualHost *:80>
  Redirect permanent /

<IfModule mod_ssl.c>
<VirtualHost _default_:443>
DocumentRoot /opt/observium/html/
<Directory "/opt/observium/html/">
            DirectoryIndex index.php
            Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
            AllowOverride All
            Require all granted

SSLEngine on

SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/cert/fullchain.pem
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/cert/privkey.pem

<FilesMatch "\.(cgi|shtml|phtml|php)$">
SSLOptions +StdEnvVars
<Directory /usr/lib/cgi-bin>
SSLOptions +StdEnvVars


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