Monitoring multiple server using Munin on Debian/Ubuntu Distribution


This tutorial was written for Debian Etch, but the configuration should apply to other distributions with little changes as well.

I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


1 Preliminary Note

Our munin server's hostname is (IP address:, and we have a web site on it with the document root /var/www/ on it.

I'm using one munin client here, (IP address: Of course, you can add as many client systems as you like.


2 Install And Configure munin On The Server

munin server (

To install the munin client and server on Debian Etch, we do this:

apt-get install munin munin-node

Next, we must edit the munin configuration file /etc/munin/munin.conf. We want munin to put its output into the directory Continue reading “Monitoring multiple server using Munin on Debian/Ubuntu Distribution” »