Using Netdata to Monitor Apache Performance

In this tutorial, How to Monitor Apache Performance using Netdata on Centos 7. Netdata is a free open source. It is very easy to install and configure for real-time monitoring.

Steps install and configure

  • Centos 7 Server or RHEL 7 Server
  • Install Apache HTTP Server with mod_status_module enabled
  • Install Netdata and configure Monitor for Apache HTTP Server.

1. Install Apache HTTP server

First, install the Apache HTTP server on Centos. I will Yum package manager to install Apache.

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# yum install httpd

Start and enable Apache HTTP server.

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# systemctl start httpd
[root@DevopsRoles ~]# systemctl enable httpd
[root@DevopsRoles ~]# systemctl status httpd

If you are running a firewall. You need to open ports 80 and 443 for Apache.

2. Enable mod_status module in Apache

You need to enable and configure the mod_status module in apache, This is required by Netdata.

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# cat /etc/httpd/conf.modules.d/00-base.conf | grep mod_status
LoadModule status_module modules/

Create a server-status.conf for the Apache server-status page as below

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# cat /etc/httpd/conf.d/server-status.conf
<Location "/server-status">
    SetHandler server-status
    #Require host localhost           #uncomment to only allow requests from localhost 

Restart Apache HTTP Server

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# systemctl restart httpd

Test working Apache Server status page.

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# curl http://localhost/server-status  

3. Install Netdata on Centos 7 here

4. Configure Netdata to Monitor Apache Performance

The Netdata configure for Apache in folder /etc/netdata/python.d

You can open it or create new file apache.conf as below

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# cat /etc/netdata/python.d/apache.conf
  name : 'local'
  url  : 'http://localhost/server-status?auto'

  name : 'local'
  url  : ''

Restart netdata server

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# systemctl restart netdata 

5. Using Netdata to Monitor Apache Performance

Open a web browser access the Netdata web UI.


The result as below

Using Netdata to Monitor Apache Performance


Thought the article, you can use Netdata to monitor Apache Performance. I hope will this your helpful.


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