Downloading and Installation
Download the CD (from official website http://cactiez.cactiusers.org/download)
Burn the ISO using whichever burning Utility you perfer (Nero, Alcohol 120%, etc…)
Boot to the cd and you will be prompted to press “ENTER” to install.
The installation will proceed, you will be asked a few simple questions such as IP Address, Root password, etc…
Once completed, you will be prompted to remove the CD from the drive and reboot.
After booting, your Cacti install will be completely functional.
Some useful info you will need. You can also see this information by pressing F6 at the CD Installation prompt.
To login to cacti (it prompts to change this)
Get to webmin at (requires the root user / pass)
To configure nagios
Tips / Hints
Synching the Time
After first boot you will want to issue the command:
ntpdate -u 0.pool.ntp.org
several times to synchronize your time. NTP is set to run on startup to keep your clock synchronized, but it will not update properly if your hardware clock is way off.
Installing a Graphical Environment
CactiEZ is meant to be a server, and the fewer the resources the server uses for background processes, the better. If you absolutely have to have a graphical environment, you can easily install one with this command (this should be all one line).
yum groupinstall “X Window System” “KDE (K Desktop Environment)”