Ganglia download for CentOS 6, RHEL 6, EC2 quick start

RPMs for Ganglia. Download for 64 bit CentOS, RedHat and Amazon EC2 instances.

I have slightly tweaked the config files for these packages. They should install easily. They are intended as “quick start” working Ganglia packages.

I’ve used unicast so they’ll work in the cloud.

You can install Ganglia on one node. The monitor node. This has gmond, gmetad and the php web UI.

You can add more monitored nodes. These only need gmond.

For more advanced configuration I recommend reading the documentation. 🙂

Monitor node:
yum -y install rrdtool mod_php php-gd make
chkconfig httpd on
/etc/init.d/httpd start

rpm -ivh \ \ \ \ \

Monitored node:

rpm -ivh \ \ \

Edit /etc/ganglia/gmond.conf to point gmond to your head/monitor node.
host = “whatever”

Any feedback is appreciated.

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7 responses to “Ganglia download for CentOS 6, RHEL 6, EC2 quick start

  1. Thanks for the guide!
    I now have Ganglia up and running in the cloud.

    The rpm command for the monitored node needs a minor adjustment. libconfuse should be installed first.

    Also, consider adding the URL required to access the Ganglia web monitoring interface after the installation has completed. ex:


  2. Oh and also, the Apache Portable Runtime Library needs to be installed. I got it as part of the apr package on Amazon Linux: sudo yum install -y apr

  3. Ganglia downloads for Ubuntu are here
    Thanks Jeff Buchbinder!

  4. Thanks very much. This has been a life saver for me, as I needed to use sFlow from Windows machines, with a Scientific Linux 6.3 base.
    Any chance of creating rpms for version 3.5.x as there are several bugs in 3.2.0 ?

  5. Hello Bill. Can you give this a try:

    • Bill maidment

      Thanks a lot. I just did yum update/install of the rpms on my Scientific Linux 6.3 systems and it all looks good.

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