Guide – How To Start – Cacti®: Service Monitoring Server on Ubuntu 18.04 on Amazon

Cacti collect statistical data for specific time intervals and allow you to display them in graphical form. Mostly standard templates are used to display statistics on processor load, RAM allocation, the number of running processes, and the use of incoming/outgoing traffic.

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

The guide on how to connect to Cacti®: Service Monitoring Server on Ubuntu 18.04

To start the server, run the VM through Amazon.

  1. To work, you must open port 80 (TCP) in the network properties in the Amazon firewall.
  2. Install PuTTY. You can download PuTTY from the link – Launch PuTTY.
  3. To connect to the VM, you should generate a “Private Key” in advance. This can be done using the following instruction (by choosing the “file format:” option “.ppk” in point 3)

Guide – How To – Create and use Key Pair to connect to a VM

  1. Go to the SSH section in the left panel and then to Auth.
  1. In the “Auth” section, click “Browse” and specify the path to the .ppk file you received earlier.
  2. Go to the home page of “Session”, enter the IP address of the VM and click “Open”.

  3. In the window that appears, click Accept.

  4. In the console that opens, you must enter the standard login that appears when creating a virtual machine – ubuntu.

Or use the username you provided after creating the virtual machine.

  1. Enter the username you used in step 5

  2. When connected, the console will look like this

  3. In the browser enter http://ipVM/cacti. For example 

Enter your username and password in the window that opens. 

Username: admin 

Password: In the password field, enter the Instance ID of your VM
and click “Login

  1. While on the site, point in the hover to the upper right corner to logged in as admin.

  2.  Click “Change Password”.

  1. Create a new password and click “Save”.
  1. Now your virtual machine should work in a proper way.

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