How To Install mrtg on CentOS 8
In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install mrtg on CentOS 8
yum package managers.
Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update
mrtg as well.
If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:
or if you use
sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install mrtg
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install mrtg
But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.
Short description: multi router traffic grapher
First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.
Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.
There are several ways to install mrtg on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):
In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.
First, update dnf packages database with
dnf by running the next command:
sudo dnf makecache --refresh
After updating database,
You can install mrtg using
dnf by running the
sudo dnf -y install mrtg
Because mrtg is available in CentOS 8’s default
it is possible to install it from these repositories using the
To begin, update local packages database with
yum using the following command.
sudo yum makecache --refresh
Now can install mrtg package on your server/computer by running the following command:
sudo yum -y install mrtg
To update all the packages available on the system:
If you want to update a specific package like mrtg in this example you should use the following command:
yum update mrtg
To downgrade a package to an earlier version:
yum downgrade mrtg
When you run the
dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated.
However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as
the argument to the dnf update command.
dnf update mrtg
To uninstall only the
mrtg package you can execute
sudo dnf remove mrtg
The Multi Router Traffic Grapher is a tool primarily used to monitor the traffic load on network links (typically by using SNMP). MRTG generates HTML pages containing PNG images which provide a LIVE visual representation of this traffic. MRTG typically produces daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs. In addition to monitoring via SNMP, MRTG can also generate graphs based on the output of any application, allowing one to generate graphs of anything that needs monitoring (for example, CPU and memory usage, email volumes, web hits, etc). For faster data collection, MRTG can also interface to RRDtool. The mrtg-contrib package contains the contributed scripts and configuration files that used to form part of the mrtg package.
You now have a full guide on how to install
yum package managers.
Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall
the mrtg from CentOS 8.