How to Install Monit on CentOS 8

Install Monit on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Monit on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Monit is an open source process tool for Linux operating system which helps you to monitor system process using a web browser and also whenever requires it automatically do the maintenance or repair of the particular process in such a way that it can be brought back online. Monit can also be used for managing and monitoring of programs, files directories, and devices for timestamps changes, checksum changes, or size changes.

Install Monit on CentOS

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

Step 2. Install Monit.

Before the installation of Monit, clear the dependencies by installing the following:

Next, clone the Monit source code for compiling:

Then, compiling Monit using following command:

Step 3. Configure Monit.

Copy the monitrc file from the downloaded source to /etc directory:

Now make a few changes to the Monit configuration file for our requirements:

Ensure to uncomment the below line. We will place service monitoring files here:

Step 4. Configure Monit Web Interface.

First, edit the Monit’s configuration file /etc/monitrc:

Then, create a systemd file to auto start Monit on system startup:

You can execute the following commands to start Monit service:

Step 5. Configure Firewall for Monit.

Configure the firewall to allow access to the Monit web interface, running on port 2812.

Step 6. Accessing Monit Web Interface.

Now open your web browser and access the Monit by the URL: http://your-ipaddress:2812. Enter the username and password which you have entered in the file monit.conf. After login, it will display the Monit monitoring page.

Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure Monit on CentOS 8. If you have any question, please leave a comment below.