Installation

You can easily install Xitogent and add your server to your Xitoring in a matter of seconds, Yes, that’s one of our strong points. you just need to run one command in your server’s terminal, Our installer will install Xitogent, and its dependencies, Checks, and Triggers will be configured automatically and we’ll send you an email notification upon the server is successfully added to the Xitoring, We designed everything to be simple and as fast as possible.

OS Support

We support major Linux distributions as you can check below.

Xitogent is successfully tested on the following distributions but it’s proven to work on most major distributions.

  • CentOS 7/8
  • Fedora 27/30/31/32
  • Redhat 8
  • Ubuntu 14.04/15.04/16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04
  • Debian 7/8/9/10
  • OpenSuse 15.1
  • Rocky Linux 8.4
  • CloudLinux 8.4
  • AlmaLinux 8.4

Automatic Installation

With the power of our Bash Installer, the automatic installation process will be summarized in copy and paste just one command on the terminal of your server. After you registered in Xitoring and verified your email address you will be enabled to add your servers to the panel. So just navigate to the Servers page, and you can see the command provided for automatic installation from the Add Server window.

add server window

As you can see in the picture above, you have many options to customize how to add a server to the Xitoring:

  • Group: You can select which group or sub-group you want to add your server(s) to.
  • Notification Role:open in new window Select the notification role that you want to assign to the server from the list.
  • OS Select your OS from the supported OS(s) list in this section.
  • Options:
  • Checks: Xitoring will create a check automatically for each of the protocols if they are running on your server(s). you can disable each of them from this section.

Multiple Installation

Thanks to the power of Ansibleopen in new window, Now we can easily operate on multiple servers at the same time, so you can easily register your servers with just one command and our Installer and Ansible will do the rest for you in no time.

What is Ansible

Ansible is an Open-source configuration management and application-deployment tool that can create infrastructure as code and automation playbooks developed by Red-Hat. In Xitoring we provide you a playbook that you can run from your Server/PC which has Ansible installed on it, it will register all of your target servers to the Xitoring panel for monitoring.

How it Works!

If you want to register multiple servers to Xitoring, you just need to navigate to the Servers page and click on the Add Server button at the top right of the page, Then switch to the Add multiple Servers tab like the following picture:

add multiple servers window
  • Host: Specify the group name of the servers that you want to use the playbook on. you can find more information on Hosts in Ansible Docsopen in new window.
  • Inventory: Inventory is a file that provides your server's list and their ssh instructions which are located under /etc/ansible/hosts by default.

Just like the Automatic installation you have all of the initial options to choose from, i.e. you can choose whether you want Automatic updates enabled or not, or choose which Checks you want to create for your server if discovered. and many more options.

Manual Installation

As Xitogent has Debian and RPM packages ready, you can easily install it following the below steps.

yum or dnf

If you are on some RHEL based OS you are using yum or dnf so you can use the following command to install Xitogent:

Add the Xitogent repository:

vim /etc/yum.repos.d/xitogent.repo

copy and paste the following lines in that file then save and exit:

echo "[Xitogent]"
echo "name=Xitoring Agent on your machine"
echo "baseurl=https://mirror.xitoring.com/centos"
echo "enabled=1"
echo "gpgcheck=1"
echo "gpgkey=https://mirror.xitoring.com/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-Xitogent"

Now you can easily install Xitogent with each of the following commands:

yum install xitogent
dnf install xitogent

apt

On Debian OS distros you are using apt as your package manager, so follow the below steps to install Xitogent on your server manually:

Execute the following command to download and place the GPG key:

curl -fs 'https://mirror.xitoring.com/debian/DEB-GPG-KEY-Xitogent' >/usr/local/share/keyrings/DEB-GPG-KEY-Xitogent

Now you can add the Xitogent repository:

touch /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xitogent.list
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/local/share/keyrings/DEB-GPG-KEY-Xitogent] https://mirror.xitoring.com/debian ./" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/xitogent.list

Now Xitogent is ready to install:

apt update
apt install xitogent

Manual server registration

After you manually installed Xitogent on your server, you want to register it to be monitored. you just need to use the register argument with xitogent binary along with your API key which you can find or create in the Account section of the Xitoring app.

You need to execute a command like the below:

xitogent register --key xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx --auto_discovery --auto_trigger --auto_update --module_ping --module_http --module_dns --module_ftp --module_smtp --module_imap --module_pop3

To read more information about Xitogent cli options just checkout the Xitogent CLIopen in new window page of the documentation.

Uninstalling Xitogent

Based on your OS you can uninstall Xitogent with the package manager, Note that during the uninstallation process you will be asked if you want your server to be unregistered from Xitoring completely or not.

For yum or dnf:

yum remove xitogent
dnf remove xitogent

For apt:

apt remove xitogent
Last Updated: 5/11/2022, 12:51:53 PM