Cumulus Networks - Install a NetBeez agent on Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Networks sells a Linux operating system for industry standard network switches to deliver networking solutions for large datacenter, cloud computing, and enterprise environments.

This guide covers the installation of a NetBeez monitoring agent on a Cumulus Networks switch.  This agent will be able to gather network and application performance statistics.

You can learn more about Cumulus Networks here: https://cumulusnetworks.com/pricing/

 

Agent installation instructions

1. Log in to your Cumulus Linux switch

ssh spine1

2. Get privileged access

sudo su

3. Add the address of the repository to /etc/apt/source.list

echo “deb http://repo.netbeez.net wheezy main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list

4. Add the NetBeez public key

wget -O - http://repo.netbeez.net/netbeez_pub.key | apt-key add -

5. Update the repository cache

apt-get update

6. Install the netbeez-agent package

apt-get install netbeez-agent

7. Edit the /etc/netbeez/netbeez-agent.conf file to point the agent to your own NetBeez instance

{"host":"<YOUR_INSTANCE_FQDN>", "port":"20019", "secure_port":"20018", "interfaces":"eth0" }

8. Specify the model and type of your netbeez-agent

echo “cumulus-model-amd64” > /etc/netbeez/netbeez-agent_model.conf

9. Copy the SSL certificate netbeez.pem you will receive with your dedicated instance to the directory /etc/ssl/certs

cp netbeez.pem /etc/ssl/certs/


10. Restart the agent process

/etc/init.d/netbeez-agent restart

The agent should be visible in your NetBeez dashboard with the following thumbnail.

If you want to request a free dashboard instance of NetBeez, go to the following URL:

https://netbeez.net/free-instance-signup/

 

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