In this tutorial we will be installing Cacti on CentOS 5.5 using the LCMP stack (Linux, Cherokee, MySQL and PHP).
What is Cacti? Cacti is a complete network, server and application graphing solution harnessing the power of RRDtool OpenSource industry standard, high performance data logging and graphing.
So before we start just some general house keeping. The base CentOS 5.5 server hostname and IP address that we’ll be using in this tutorial:
* centos01.how2centos.com (IP 10.0.0.3)
The Cacti server will eventually be available on http://cacti.how2centos.com
The assumption, for this Cacti and CentOS 5.5 tutorial, is that you are running as root and have a medium understanding of the software required or you’re Awesome.