We use SVN as an automatic update mechanism in order to rapidly deliver improvements and fixes to users without the hassle of traditional packaged updates.
The SVN repository is not "unstable" or of lower quality than the .tar.gz releases were, it's just much easier for us to manage and for our users to update. There will be no more .tar.gz releases in future, so you must use SVN. Please check our Using SVN page for more information on howt o use it, and what the possibilities are.
Please note that we do NOT support any other software than the list mentioned below. Yes, this does include alternative webservers. Yes, they can most likely serve up PHP. No, they are still not supported.
- apache - http://www.apache.org
- fping - http://www.fping.com
- net-snmp 5.4+ - http://www.net-snmp.org
- rrdtool 1.3+ - http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/
- graphviz - http://www.graphviz.org/
- php 5.3+ - http://www.php.net
- Modules : mysql + cli version
- mysql 5.1+ - http://www.mysql.com
- ipmitool - http://ipmitool.sourceforge.net/ - Only if you want to poll IPMI baseboard controllers on servers
- libvirt-bin - http://www.libvirt.org - Only if you want to monitor remote VM hosts using libvirt
Installation Recommendation Warning
Please note that all development takes place on Ubuntu/Debian systems, and may be issues with other platforms. Also please note that Observium is no longer released as a versioned tar.gz, but only as a rolling SVN release.
- For more information about using Subversion and keeping Observium up to date, check Using SVN.
Official installation guides
- Ubuntu SVN Installation -- Use this to keep up to date with all changes. (Also follow this for Debian)
Unofficial installation guides
These are likely to be wrong and/or out of date. We will not provide any assistance for anything other than Ubuntu/Debian.