Download openITCOCKPIT Monitoring Server

Official Packages, Setting up the openITCOCKPIT Repository

Ubuntu Jammy (22.04), Ubuntu Focal (20.04), Ubuntu Bionic (18.04)

add-apt-repository universe
apt-get install apt-transport-https curl gnupg2 ca-certificates

mkdir -p /etc/apt/keyrings
curl https://packages.openitcockpit.io/repokey.txt | tee /etc/apt/keyrings/openitcockpit-keyring.asc
echo "deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/openitcockpit-keyring.asc] https://packages.openitcockpit.io/openitcockpit/$(lsb_release -sc)/stable $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openitcockpit.list
apt-get update

Install openITCOCKPIT

apt-get install openitcockpit

Finish installation

Please enter this command to finish the installation
/opt/openitc/frontend/SETUP.sh

Register openITCOCKPIT community version (not required)

You can register your openITCOCKPIT installation to get access to free community modules. Login to the web interface of openITCOCKPIT and navigate to System Registration, enter the community license key e5aef99e-817b-0ff5-3f0e-140c1f342792 and click Register.
After successful registration you can install the free community modules at System Tools Package Manager.

Install phpMyAdmin (not required)

openITCOCKPIT recommends the installation of phpMyAdmin. While the installation process apt will ask three questions about how to setup phpMyAdmin.
apt-get install phpmyadmin
If you unsure what option you should pick please read the following help section.
Step 1
phpMyAdmin will ask you what web server you prefer to use. openITCOCKPIT uses Nginx as web server and will generate a configuration for phpMyAdmin automatically.
Please leave the web server selection blank and continue by selecting <Ok>.
Step 2
Choose dbconfig-common to automatically configure the database settings for phpMyAdmin.
Please continue by selecting <Yes>.
Step 3
Choose dbconfig-common to automatically configure the database settings for phpMyAdmin.
Please continue by selecting <Yes>.

New to openITCOCKPIT?

Continue by reading our Beginners Guide to monitor your first host. Also available in german language.
Happy monitoring ❤️

Debian Bullseye (11)

Ensure you have enabled non-free repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ $(lsb_release -sc) main contrib non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ $(lsb_release -sc) main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

echo "deb http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ $(lsb_release -sc)-security main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian-security/ $(lsb_release -sc)-security main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

echo "deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ $(lsb_release -sc)-updates main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ $(lsb_release -sc)-updates main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
Enable openITCOCKPIT repository
apt-get install apt-transport-https curl gnupg2 ca-certificates

mkdir -p /etc/apt/keyrings
curl https://packages.openitcockpit.io/repokey.txt | tee /etc/apt/keyrings/openitcockpit-keyring.asc
echo "deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/openitcockpit-keyring.asc] https://packages.openitcockpit.io/openitcockpit/$(lsb_release -sc)/stable $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openitcockpit.list
apt-get update

Debian Buster (10)

Ensure you have enabled non-free repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ $(lsb_release -sc) main contrib non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security $(lsb_release -sc)/updates main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ $(lsb_release -sc)-updates main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
Enable openITCOCKPIT repository
apt-get install apt-transport-https curl gnupg2 ca-certificates

mkdir -p /etc/apt/keyrings
curl https://packages.openitcockpit.io/repokey.txt | tee /etc/apt/keyrings/openitcockpit-keyring.asc
echo "deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/openitcockpit-keyring.asc] https://packages.openitcockpit.io/openitcockpit/$(lsb_release -sc)/stable $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openitcockpit.list

apt-get update

Install openITCOCKPIT

apt-get install openitcockpit

Finish installation

Please enter this command to finish the installation
/opt/openitc/frontend/SETUP.sh

Register openITCOCKPIT community version (not required)

You can register your openITCOCKPIT installation to get access to free community modules. Login to the web interface of openITCOCKPIT and navigate to System Registration, enter the community license key e5aef99e-817b-0ff5-3f0e-140c1f342792 and click Register.
After successful registration you can install the free community modules at System Tools Package Manager.

Install phpMyAdmin (not required)

openITCOCKPIT recommends the installation of phpMyAdmin. While the installation process apt will ask three questions about how to setup phpMyAdmin.
apt-get install phpmyadmin
If you unsure what option you should pick please read the following help section.
Step 1
phpMyAdmin will ask you what web server you prefer to use. openITCOCKPIT uses Nginx as web server and will generate a configuration for phpMyAdmin automatically.
Please leave the web server selection blank and continue by selecting <Ok>.
Step 2
Choose dbconfig-common to automatically configure the database settings for phpMyAdmin.
Please continue by selecting <Yes>.
Step 3
Choose dbconfig-common to automatically configure the database settings for phpMyAdmin.
Please continue by selecting <Yes>.

New to openITCOCKPIT?

Continue by reading our Beginners Guide to monitor your first host. Also available in german language.
Happy monitoring ❤️
openITCOCKPIT supports arm64 by 100%, all components can be used – no compromises. All distributions based on Ubuntu 20.04 (or newer) or Debian Buster (or newer) (e.g.: Raspbian, Raspberry Pi OS or Armbian) are supported.
openITCOCKPIT is tested on arm64 running on an Apple Silicon (M1 Chip), a Pine64 ROCK64 and a Raspberry Pi 4.
The installation is the same as on any 64-Bit system. Please select your operating system from the menu above and continue with the installation process. If you plan to use a Raspberry Pi please make sure to use the 64-Bit Version of Raspberry Pi OS .
The openITCOCKPIT Enterprise Edition is also available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and RHEL based distributions such as: CentOS, Rocky Linux AlmaLinux or Oracle Linux.

System requirements

  • Ubuntu Linux 64 bit (22.04, 20.04, 18.04), Debian Linux 64 bit (11, 10)
  • 2 CPU cores (x86-64 or arm64)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 40 GB space

Production system sizing

Unfortunately there is no golden rule for the right sizing of a monitoring system. This depends on the amount of hosts and services you like to monitor. Please keep in mind that a monitoring system usually will create more I/O than your KVM farm!
A rough guide:
  • 16 CPU cores (high clock speeds are preferred)
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 500 GB SSD

openITCOCKPIT 3 - Old stable

openITCOCKPIT Version 3.x has entered maintenance mode. The repository is still online and can be found here.