Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Easiest Way to Install Cacti on Windows

This is the easiest way to install cacti-0.8.8a in windows. Just install file cacti installer for Windows, then cacti and all the needed files will be installed automatically. Thank you who has made the cacti installer.
cacti installer windows

Below a complete description of the cacti installer. I quote from the cacti forum.

Description
I've put together an all-inclusive Windows installer for Cacti. It's been tested on Windows XP/2003/2008/Vista/7.
This is only meant for new installations where you have no existing components installed (i.e. Cacti, MySQL, Apache, etc). It installs the latest versions of all needed applications in their default locations (per the install guide), configures them, and should give you a fully functional Cacti.

This installer lets you choose between using IIS or Apache web server. It'll also install 64bit versions of MySQL, Net-SNMP, and FastCGI where applicable. Disable your anti-virus for the installer -- it runs some special scripts that configure IIS, MySQL, files and NTFS permissions. Some AV scanners block these events from occurring.

Don't forget to follow the post-install instructions and restart the server before trying to access the Cacti website! After the installer is done, you can check cacti-installer.log and the various install logs in your /cacti/log directory for errors. Lastly, to upgrade Cacti, follow this guide, since the installer is not meant for upgrading.

Known Issues
* MySQL cannot connect to server with IPv6 using hostname or IPv4 address. MySQL Bug #52381.
Release Notes
--2.01 2012-09-13
* Updated core components.

Current Versions Installed:
-Cacti 0.8.8a
--Patches:
---SNMPv3 Privilege Protocol None
-Spine 0.8.8a (x86)
-Apache 2.2.22 (x86)
-MySQL 5.5.27 (x86/x64)
-PHP 5.3.17 (x86)
-Net-SNMP 5.6.1.1 (x86/x64)
-RRDTool 1.4.5 (x86)
-GetIF 2.3.1 (x86)
 

Link download :

Noted :
MySQL 
Username: root
Password: cacti
  
Username: cactiuser
Password: cactipw
  
Cacti   
Username: admin
Password: cactipw

Source : http://forums.cacti.net/about14946.html

75 comments:

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    1. I successfully tested the cacti installer in windows 7 (no need to reboot) and in windows xp SP3 (need to reboot). For the other windows, I have not tried.

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  2. thanks its working, do you have installer for linux ??

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    1. cactiez, look at here... http://myconfigure.blogspot.com/2013/02/cactiez-cacti-make-easy.html

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  3. Graphs not working, I just install the setup. Kindly help using window 7.

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    1. could you send me the error ? paste the error here..

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  4. may cacti working but no traffic graph show only empty graph box showing

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    1. so.. how we do, to make snmpd running back ?

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    2. if showing no traffic graph, at localhost or interface ethernet computer.. that's mean snmpd not running or no installed... in windows xp, install snmp service, like this.
      1. insert windows xp.
      2. go to control panel.
      3. click add remove programs - add/remove windows components
      4. in windows components wizard box, select Management and Monitoring Tools, click details
      5. check Simple Network Management Protocol, then click ok
      6. back to windows components wizard, click next... wait... then click finish...
      7. restart

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    3. hi..i do follow you already.. why in device , local : unknow ,??

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    4. do you mean, status localhost is unknown ???
      if you have installed snmp service, reboot... and wait 5 - 10 minutes... status should be up...
      the important is, if you click localhost... you will be find information about snmp... (not snmp error anymore) ...

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    5. yes you right. the snmp not show the error message any more. but still unknow . don't know why ? , even localhost.. thx u

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    6. one more thing , i found that, the localhost not show the snmp error , but the a new host i create show message snmp error.. ? so...

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    7. It's mean not installed snmp agent. Each node or interface to be monitored or made a chart, the SNMP agent has to be installed. What is snmp agent?. SNMP agent, tasked to collect all the information about the node / interface, then sends that information to the master SNMP (net-snmp installed automatically when installing cacti) and will be creating a chart, by a NMS (cacti)

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    8. Hi, i got same issue on the status of the device being "unknown." Graphs are marked "x" and it wont display. I have activate the snmp in my windows xp. I have added a router and same thing - no error but no graph and status unknown. I assue snmp agent of my router is working since its working from my last prtg software.

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  5. even i use administrator still have this message, this is brand new pc.

    message error :

    Error opening file for writing \cacti\Licese

    i click igore the error still continue..


    any one help me .. thx u....

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    1. try to reinstall again,
      make sure you are using administrator, when you will install cacti.

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    2. i just install a new windows xp, use administrator account. , no antivirus , no firewall. while i'm installing i click next , next ,

      "Error Opening file for writing: \cacti\License

      ..abord , retry ,Ignore..

      the same problem .. really thx for reply..

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    3. I found solution for your problem, at http://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=21&id=2798&limit=6&limitstart=6&Itemid=81.
      Follow this instruction :
      step 1. If you use Windows XP Professional, temporarily disable simple file sharing (if you use Windows 2000, skip this step and start with Step 2):
      1. Choose Start > My Computer.
      2. ChooseTools > Folder Options.
      3. In the Folder Options window, select the View tab.
      4. In the Advanced Settings, deselect Use Simple File Sharing.
      5. Click OK to close the Folder Options window.

      step 2. In Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Documents And Settings.
      3. Right-click the All Users folder and select Properties.
      4. In the All Users Properties window, select the Security tab.
      5. Select Administrators under Group Or User Names. If Full Control is not selected in the Permissions list, change the access control level to Full Control.
      6. Click Advanced. Select one of the following:

      * For Windows XP Professional, select Replace Permission Entries On All Child Objects With Entries Shown Here That Apply To Child Objects
      * For Windows 2000, select Reset Permissions On All Child Objects And Enable Propagation Of Inheritable Permissions

      7. Click OK. If a Security dialog appears, click Yes to continue.
      8. Click OK to close the All Users Properties dialog box.
      9. Install Acrobat.
      10. (Windows XP Professional only) Reenable simple file sharing:
      a. Select Start > My Computer.
      b. Select Tools > Folder Options.
      c. In the Folder Options window, select the View tab.
      d. In the Advanced Settings, select Use Simple File Sharing.
      e. Click OK to close the Folder Options window.

      Because I never try this... Please your feedback...

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  6. Could any tell me ? how can i test my cacti work well or not ? step by step please thx you .so muc..

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    1. look at http://myconfigure.blogspot.com/2013/01/monitoring-squid-with-cacti-template.html... section 6. configure cacti.

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    2. :)
      http://myconfigure.blogspot.com/2013/01/monitoring-squid-with-cacti-template.html
      please be carefull,... don't just copy and paste...

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  7. thx u so much for fast reply....now i got. it.i have one more question , if i want create a new device. the comunity : "public" right ? leave default all right.

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    1. yes... (b'cause same as configuration default of snmp, community is public)... and as usually snmp version : version 1
      look at http://myconfigure.blogspot.com/2013/01/monitoring-squid-with-cacti-template.html... step 6. configure cacti.

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  8. HI, I am unable to view any picture on the graphs, I can download the csv which has the data but the graphs are showing as if the image is not available. Please suggest

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    1. when I have looked at the error logs, it shows the below, seems font, rrd or permission issue. Kindly suggest.

      (rrdtool.exe:2948): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/VeraMono.ttf Not-Rotated 8", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 8", expect ugly output.
      ERROR: parameter '#002A97FF' does not represent a number in line AREA:#002A97FF:


      (rrdtool.exe:3852): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/VeraMono.ttf Not-Rotated 8", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 8", expect ugly output.
      ERROR: opening 'C:/Apache2/htdocs/cacti/rra/4/9.rrd': No such file or directory

      (rrdtool.exe:3432): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/VeraMono.ttf Not-Rotated 8", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 8", expect ugly output.
      ERROR: parameter '#FF0000FF' does not represent a number in line AREA:#FF0000FF:


      (rrdtool.exe:1936): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/VeraMono.ttf Not-Rotated 8", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 8", expect ugly output.
      ERROR: opening 'C:/Apache2/htdocs/cacti/rra/4/14.rrd': No such file or directory

      (rrdtool.exe:3108): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/VeraMono.ttf Not-Rotated 8", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 8", expect ugly output.
      ERROR: opening 'C:/Apache2/htdocs/cacti/rra/4/13.rrd': No such file or directory

      (rrdtool.exe:1188): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/VeraMono.ttf Not-Rotated 8", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 8", expect ugly output.
      ERROR: opening 'C:/Apache2/htdocs/cacti/rra/3/17.rrd': No such file or directory

      (rrdtool.exe:3588): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/VeraMono.ttf Not-Rotated 8", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 8", expect ugly output.
      ERROR: opening 'C:/Apache2/htdocs/cacti/rra/3/17.rrd': No such file or directory

      (rrdtool.exe:2724): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/VeraMono.ttf Not-Rotated 8", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 8", expect ugly output.
      ERROR: opening 'C:/Apache2/htdocs/cacti/rra/3/17.rrd': No such file or directory

      (rrdtool.exe:2916): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/VeraMono.ttf Not-Rotated 8", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 8", expect ugly output.
      ERROR: opening 'C:/Apache2/htdocs/cacti/rra/3/17.rrd': No such file or directory

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    2. What windows version do you use ?? Try to reinstall again... with user administrator.

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  9. I am also getting same above message. I am using windows 2012 Enterprise server. Please advise.


    (rrdtool.exe:2336): Pango-WARNING **: couldn't load font "D:/Windows/Fonts/VeraMono.ttf Not-Rotated 8", falling back to "Sans Not-Rotated 8", expect ugly output.
    ERROR: opening 'D:/Apache2/htdocs/cacti/rra/3/8.rrd': No such file or directory

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    1. I think it's happened because of permission in windows server. try to reinstall with user administrator....

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  10. Works beautifully. Thank you!! I originally attempted to install each dependency using Cacti's instructions (4 pages worth) and in the end was not able to get it working. Found this page, tried your installer and works perfectly. No errors, no problems. I am now polling 5 of my routers. Thanks again for taking the time to put this together, nice work.

    Windows 7 Professional
    64bit

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  11. i want to change my user login picture and add my company name, how can i do?

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    1. look at folder ../cacti/site/images/
      good luck....

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  12. boleh tanya? kalo graph gambarnya muncul kayak broken image gitu kenapa ya?

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  13. I'm getting following error below the device name,
    SNMP Information
    SNMP error

    please help me quickly

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  14. localhost (localhost)

    Ping Results
    ICMP ping Timed out

    in devices, double clicking on "localhost" in showing rings, why? and how to solve it? please answer me, thanks

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    1. maybe your local area network is not detected... cek your lan driver...

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  15. it work for me. just installed today (WIndows 7 64 bits)

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  16. Flowview not working
    It says:

    Can not find the 'flow-cat' binary at '/usr/bin', please check your Flowtools Path Setting!

    Flow Tools Binary Path - /usr/bin [ERROR: DIR NOT FOUND]

    Instaled on Vista 32 bit

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  17. Hi there,
    I install your package on WS2012, and after few configurations (Im using Apache instead of IIS) I successfully monitor my network devices and computers using Advanced Ping 2.2 template. The problem is that now I want to monitor windows events on the localhost machine (my Cacti Server) - and later to add additional windows servers in future. As far as I found this should be done through Syslog add on, so I simply install and activate this add-on from Cacti Web Interface, now I'm having syslog tab but its completely empty - no event and no hosts
    1. there are no Hosts in it and I don't know how to add this localhost server so I will be able to see some events finally ?
    2. On internet its says that you must create SQL database for this Syslog plugin but for Windows environment do I have to create such database and how can I do that ?
    3. And last thing regarding the SYSLOG plugin official page http://docs.cacti.net/plugin:syslog does anyone have an idea about what are "syslog-ng or rsyslog binary packages" - because I couldn't find anything related to the Windows Cacti Server - how should we install them, do we need them?

    And in addition to that I already add & configure SNMP feature on this CACTI server (localhost), and Installed SNMP informant Agent. Any help will be welcome.
    Thank you in advance
    Doni

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  18. I'm getting following error below the device name
    SNMP Information
    SNMP error

    please help me quickly

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  19. Graph data is not showing.
    Both Inbound and Outbound traffic is showing as -

    Current: -1.#J Average -1.#j Maximum: -1#j

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  20. As per your instruction I done everything but still now not getting graph, help pls

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  21. Hi

    I also get the following

    graph data is not showing.
    Both Inbound and Outbound traffic is showing as -

    Current: -1.#J Average -1.#j Maximum: -1#j

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  22. Como levanto el servicio SNMP, a pesar de estar instalado y levantado desde el panel de control, el cacti me reporta como "Snmp Error"

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  23. Does anyone managed to use the cacti and initialize the SNMP?

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  24. Nice post...I look forward to reading more, and getting a more active part in the talks here, whilst picking up some knowledge as well..

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  25. I'm beginner. Kindly guide ME how to use it after installation completed. When I use localhost from browser to access its web interface it show simple message

    It works

    Nothing else kindly Guide ME how to use it. I have installed it.

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  26. Hy There,
    is there an installer for version 0.8.8f for windows.
    I wish to install on Win2008 R2 .
    Thanks in advance
    Bernd

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  27. I am unable to install cacti give error write failed for windows 10 , i am newbie to cacti please hlep..

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  28. error opening file for writing /cacti/license

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    1. maybe windows 10 is not compatible for cacti

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    2. roel Im not able to download the file please help me..

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  29. Hi,

    I have installed the Cacti on windows 8.1 to monitor Cisco router and so far the CPU and interface utilization has been successfully monitored, but I can't monitor the memory usage. I have tried the template from Erica A. Hall but apparently the template doesn't support the version of Cacti mention in this blog (v 0.8.8a).

    Can you help me where I can the Cisco Memory template for Cacti v0.8.8a?

    Thanks in advance.


    Best regards,
    Yedi

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  33. Hi, i install cacti on my windows enterprise 2008 to monitor Cisco routers and switches. I found Syslog add on so I simply install and activate this add-on from Cacti Web Interface, now I'm having syslog tab but its completely empty - no event and no hosts

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  40. i have installed the cacti but not getting the graph can any help on this

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