CentOS/RedHat 5 [EOL]

The el5 packages are no longer receving any updates but are still available for your use.

Oracle 5 and Scientific Linux 5 are not officially supported.

Automatic installation

You can install the agent automatically using our shell script, or with our Puppet, Chef, Ansible and Salt modules. See automatically scaling and deploying the agent.

Prerequisites

  • A device created in your Server Density account (find out how to create a device in the UI)
  • sudo (root access) is required but the agent runs as its own user (sd-agent) once installed.
  • The agent requires sysstat to be installed to collect some key metrics. This will be installed as a dependency during installation.

Add repository to yum

Prepare your server for the agent by adding the repo and update the package lists.

sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/serverdensity.repo

Paste in the following then press Ctrl+X to save:

[server-density]
name=Server Density Repository for Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=https://archive.serverdensity.com/el/$releasever
failovermethod=priority
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

Install the Repository Key

curl -Ls https://archive.serverdensity.com/sd-packaging-el5-public.key | sudo tee /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-serverdensity
 

Install the EPEL repo

sudo yum install epel-release

Install the agent

sudo yum install sd-agent

Configure the agent

sudo nano -w /etc/sd-agent/config.cfg

Enter the following values. Other settings are optional.

[Main]
sd_account:
agent_key:

Restart the agent after any config changes:

sudo /etc/init.d/sd-agent restart

You should now see data posting back to Server Density. If you're having trouble and need assistance, check out agent troubleshooting or get in touch

Plugins

The agent can use a number of additional plugins, read information about plugins or check our plugin directory

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