Netdata – A Real-Time Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux Systems

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41 Responses

  1. Vinod Samant says:

    Hi All,

    How can we add apache web server on netdata .Can you explain ?

  2. steve says:


    What I’d like to do is to be able to take the data (/var/cache/netdata/*) and have it move before it gets purged. I don’t want to keep it on the system as it gets to be too much and Id like to have the historical trending.

    In the docs above it says round robbin data but I tried using rrdtool on the dbs and it says they are not rrd databases. Any ideas on what I can do for this?

  3. Edward says:

    Got Netdata installed on a server that REALLY needed it.
    I am loving this. THANKS

  4. Shashi says:

    Hello Ravi,

    Good post. I installed on a RedHat Linux server. When I start the service, I see the following message.
    2017-02-22 10:41:38: netdata: ERROR: IPv6 socket() on ip ‘::’ port 19999 failed. (errno 97, Address family not supported by protocol)
    2017-02-22 10:41:38: netdata: ERROR: Cannot bind to ip ‘::’, port 19999
    2017-02-22 10:41:38: netdata: INFO: Listen socket []:19999 opened.

    I cannot connect from a browser when I tried http://linux-hostname:1999
    Can you please suggest?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      It seems that it couldn’t bind on IPv6 port due to firewall restrictions, I suggest you to check your firewall rules and open port 19999 on firewall or open it for IPv4.

      You can verify the port by running netstat command.

      # netstat -antp | grep LISTEN | grep 19999
      • Shashi says:

        Hi Ravi,

        I am trying this on a sandbox environment and asking the networking team for firewall rules change would be quite challenging and time consuming.

        Is there a way I can find:

        1) an open port that’s not blocked by the firewall and
        2) change the default 19999 port to a different one?


  5. David Darr says:

    Do you know if this app can monitor other machines of which its not installed on? Also this would be cool to integrate into ddwrt.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Unfortunately, Netdata application is not designed to monitor remote Linux machines and nor its possible to integrate it with any other tool..

  6. Narayan says:

    When I try to install on RHEL 7 it shows the following error ,

    ” Sorry! NetData failed to build…

    You may need to check these:

    1. The package uuid-dev (or libuuid-devel) has to be installed.

    If your system cannot find libuuid, although it is installed
    run me with the option: –libs-are-really-here

    2. The package zlib1g-dev (or zlib-devel) has to be installed.

    If your system cannot find zlib, although it is installed
    run me with the option: –libs-are-really-here

    3. You need basic build tools installed, like:

    gcc make autoconf automake pkg-config

    Autoconf version 2.60 or higher is required.

    If you still cannot get it to build, ask for help at github:

    What can I do now?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Please find install the missing dependency packages as shown in the article, before installing Netdata tool, here is the command to install those missing packages.

      # yum install zlib-devel gcc make git autoconf autogen automake pkgconfig uuid-dev 
    • Superior says:

      @Narayan, 1st run yum install libuuid-devel
      then yum install zlib-devel
      and then run installer with following command
      ./ –libs-are-really-here

      Hope this will solve your issue.


    • Edward says:

      On mine this was missing ( libuuid-devel )
      See if thats what you need

  7. Superior says:

    Hello Ravi,
    Thanks for the tutorial. I have installed it on 3 different servers. 1 of them is showing Firewall (Netfilter) data but other 2 are not showing this option. I have repeated the same steps on all servers. Can you please guide how to enable firewall plugin on other 2 servers?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      On the other servers, the firewall service is running? could you share the screenshots of other servers? so that we check and provide you a solution..

  8. treximaru says:

    on raspbian, i also need to install uuid-dev.
    it works pretty well…

  9. Sushant says:

    Will try this tool…

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