Ubuntu EOL

Packages for EOL Ubuntu distributions are no longer receiving any updates, but are still available for your use. 

The following EOL releases have agent packages:

  • Precise 12.04

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.


  • 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.
  • Our repository requires that apt-transport-https be installed before adding to your sources list. You can install apt-transport-https with the command:
    apt-get install apt-transport-https

Ubuntu Precise manual install

Add repository to apt

echo "deb https://archive.serverdensity.com/ubuntu/ all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sd-agent.list

Download and install our key

curl -Ls https://archive.serverdensity.com/sd-packaging-public.key | sudo apt-key add -

Update the package lists

sudo apt-get update -y

Install the agent

sudo apt-get install sd-agent

Configure the agent

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

Enter the following values. Other settings are optional.


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


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

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