May 252010


Merethis has released Centreon 2.1.8 (I’ve missed the 2.1.7 :))
The update is very simple:

cd /usr/local/src
sudo wget
sudo tar -xzf centreon-2.1.8.tar.gz
cd centreon-2.1.8
sudo ./ -u /etc/centreon

After accepting the license, simply answer yes to all the questions you’ll see.

When finished, connect to the web interface and follow the “NEXT, NEXT, NEXT” steps.
Your database will be updated twice (from 2.1.6 to 2.1.7 then from 2.1.7 to 2.1.8).

It’s finished.

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May 082010

Hi, you have probably noticed that the new LTS release is out 🙂
So I decided to update the intallation process. You’ll probably notice that it didn’t change so much regarding to the 8.04 (in fact a few packages have their name changed, rsyslog natively integrated into the system, and so on)

Before starting the installation process, let define some rules we will follow: I recommend that before you start any installation you define a template for the naming scheme of your monitored machines. I decided to uses this one (but it’s up to you to create your own): 3 first letters for customer-name of the machine-environment. In my case it’s ACT-CENTREON-TEST (ACT for ACTIVLAN, Centreon for my computer and test for the target environment) for the central monitoring machine.
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Apr 232010

After installing our working monitoring solution, it could be useful to have also logs available inside our monitoring web interface.
For that purpose we will use these ressources:

You will need Centreon-Syslog installation files. Please go to and register. You’ll be able to download sources after that:

Download the stable release (when I wrote, it was the 1.2.1 version). After getting the frontend and server files, transfer them on your server with WinSCP or any other tools you like.

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Apr 212010

New centreon is coming so let’s upgrade our installation:

Here is the changelog for the 2.1.6 version:

## Centreon 2.1.6

=> fix: missing column in eventlog csv export
=> fix: GMT generation problem
=> fix: problem with massive change on hosts
=> fix: prevents SQL injection in ping tool
=> fix: multiple external commands due to mouse clicks on menu 
=> fix: poller selection on monitoring page
=> enhancement: enhanced centstorage purge/sync
=> enhancement: better ACL engine
=> feature: displays poller information (running state, latency...)

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