Installing additional munin nodes Overview

Following up on the article about installing a munin master slice, if you want to monitor additional slices you'll need to install a munin node service on each.

What's a munin node?

A munin node is a data collector for munin that runs on a slice. A munin master will query the node periodically for its data, and then the master will parse that data and graph it. This article is intended for installation of just a munin node on a different slice from the munin master. If you do not yet have a munin master set up, please follow the instructions in the previous article in this series.


This is the second article in a series on munin. This installment covers the installation of the standalone munin node when using munin to monitor more than one slice.

  • * What's a munin node?
  • * Installing the node
  • * Configuring the node
  • * Edit munin-node.conf
  • * Edit node's iptables
  • * Start the node
  • * Adding the node to the master
  • * Edit master's iptables
  • * See the results

Distribution links

To access the munin node install article that corresponds to the Linux distribution running on your slice, click the appropriate link below:

Ubuntu:  Installing additional munin nodes on Ubuntu

Debian:  Installing additional munin nodes on Debian

CentOS:  Installing additional munin nodes on CentOS

Fedora:  Installing additional munin nodes on Fedora

Red Hat Enterprise Linux:  Installing additional munin nodes on RHEL

Further reading

For more information about running Munin, including their FAQ and documentation, visit the Munin Project's web site.

  • -- Jered
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