Using Netdata to Monitor MariaDB Database

In this tutorial, How to Monitor the MariaDB database 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 MariaDB Database
  • Install Netdata and configure Monitor for MariaDB Database.

1. Install MariaDB Database

Adding MariaDB YUM software repository.

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# vim /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo

The content file MariaDB.repo is as follows.

name = MariaDB
baseurl =

Install the MariaDB package, as follows.

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# yum install MariaDB-server MySQL-python MariaDB-client -y

Start and enable MariaDB Database Server, as follows.

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

By default, the MySQL installation is unsecure and you need to secure it, as follows

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# mysql_secure_installation

To create this user MariaDB

MariaDB [(none)]> create user 'netdata'@'localhost'; 
MariaDB [(none)]> grant usage on *.* to 'netdata'@'localhost'; 
MariaDB [(none)]> flush privileges; 

If you are running a firewall. You need to open the port 3306 for MariaDB Database

3. Install Netdata on Centos 7 here

4. Configure Netdata to Monitor MariaDB

The netdata configure for MariaDB in folder /etc/netdata/python.d which is written in YAML format.

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

[root@DevopsRoles python.d]# cat /etc/netdata/python.d/mysql.conf 
  name : 'local'
  user : 'netdata'
  port : '3306'

Restart Netdata Server

[root@DevopsRoles ~]# systemctl restart netdata 

5. Using Netdata to Monitor MariaDB Database

Open a web browser access the netdata web UI.


The result as the picture below

Netdata to Monitor MariaDB Database

Netdata debug for mariadb

/usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/python.d.plugin 1 debug mysql

Error netdata for MariaDB code (Fixed)

2020-07-05 16:32:37: python.d ERROR: mysql[localhost] : MySQLdb or PyMySQL module is needed to use plugin

On My Centos missing MySQL-python package


Through the article, you can use Netdata to Monitor MariaDB Database. I hope will this your helpful.

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