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I just setup a Graphite server on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise).

Here are some instructions for getting it all working (using Apache as web server).

It follows these steps:

  • install system dependencies (apache, django, dev libs, etc)
  • install Whisper (db lib)
  • install and configure Carbon (data aggregator)
  • install Graphite (django webapp)
  • configure Apache (http server)
  • create initial database
  • start Carbon (data aggregator)

Once that is done, you should be able to visit the host in your web browser and see the Graphite UI.


Setup Instructions:

#############################
# INSTALL SYSTEM DEPENDENCIES
#############################

$ sudo apt-get install apache2 libapache2 libapache2-mod-wsgi /
    libapache2-mod-python memcached python-dev python-cairo-dev /
    python-django python-ldap python-memcache python-pysqlite2 /
    python-pip sqlite3 erlang-os-mon erlang-snmp rabbitmq-server
    
$ sudo pip install django-tagging

#################
# INSTALL WHISPER
#################

$ sudo pip install http://launchpad.net/graphite/0.9/0.9.9/+download/whisper-0.9.9.tar.gz

################################################
# INSTALL AND CONFIGURE CARBON (data aggregator)
################################################

$ sudo pip install http://launchpad.net/graphite/0.9/0.9.9/+download/carbon-0.9.9.tar.gz
$ cd /opt/graphite/conf/
$ sudo cp carbon.conf.example carbon.conf
$ sudo cp storage-schemas.conf.example storage-schemas.conf

###########################
# INSTALL GRAPHITE (webapp)
###########################

$ sudo pip install http://launchpad.net/graphite/0.9/0.9.9/+download/graphite-web-0.9.9.tar.gz

or

$ wget http://launchpad.net/graphite/0.9/0.9.9/+download/graphite-web-0.9.9.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf graphite-web-0.9.9.tar.gz
$ mv graphite-web-0.9.9 graphite
$ cd graphite
$ sudo python check-dependencies.py
$ sudo python setup.py install

##################
# CONFIGURE APACHE
##################

$ cd graphite/examples
$ sudo cp example-graphite-vhost.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/default
$ sudo cp /opt/graphite/conf/graphite.wsgi.example /opt/graphite/conf/graphite.wsgi
$ sudo mkdir /etc/httpd
$ sudo mkdir /etc/httpd/wsgi
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload

#########################
# CREATE INITIAL DATABASE 
#########################

$ cd /opt/graphite/webapp/graphite/
$ sudo python manage.py syncdb
$ sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /opt/graphite/storage/
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
$ sudo cp local_settings.py.example local_settings.py

################################
# START CARBON (data aggregator)
################################

$ cd /opt/graphite/
$ sudo ./bin/carbon-cache.py start

 

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* works on my machine, Ubuntu 12.04

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