How To Install OpenNMS Network Monitoring on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Scratch

In this video I show you how to install OpenNMS network monitoring software on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Linux. OpenNMS is a network monitoring software, which allows you to monitor network devices and servers. It also allow for resource monitoring and outage monitoring with escalations thru emails and other alerts.

I show you how to install the Ubuntu so if you have already installed it you can skip ahead to 12:04. I will show you in this video how to install Ubuntu 14.04 for the installation of OpenNMS. In the video I use the DHCP address given to me by my internal DHCP server, you will want to set a static IP address via this link I also instruct you how to install the complete package for OpenNMS, starting at 12:04. This includes the installation of: PostgreSQL, Oracle Java 1.7, the OpenNMS package, and htop for monitoring the server’s memory and CPU. All of the installations used for this video, can be found here and

I welcome comments on sudo vs logging in as root. I’ve been a Linux admin for the past 20 years and have some old habits. However I am always humble to learn, leave your comments on sudo vs root login down below.

Creating the Virtual Machine to host OpenNMS – 0:30

Customizing the hardware for the Virtual Machine – 2:00

Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 – 2:38

Setting the password for the root account – 5:42

My sudo rant and explaination why – 6:14

Allowing root to login via SSH – 7:04

How to upgrade to the latest revision of Ubuntu 14.04 – 8:14

How to install the Vmware Tools on Ubuntu 14.04 – 10:50

Beginning of the OpenNMS install on Ubuntu 14.04 – 12:04

Installing PostgreSQL for OpenNMS – 15:25

Installing Java for OpenNMS – 19:04

Installing the OpenNMS package – 22:15

Setting OpenNMS for Java – 23:14

Post installation of OpenNMS for the database and configuration – 25:30

Initial login into the OpenNMS webpage – 28:30

Monitoring the server with htop – 29:45

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