A simple way to get started is by pulling down our installer script.
For Debian-based systems, including Ubuntu:
curl -s https://YOUR-API-KEY@www.hostedgraphite.com/agent/installer/deb/ | sudo sh
or for RHEL-based systems:
curl -s https://YOUR-API-KEY@www.hostedgraphite.com/agent/installer/rpm/ | sudo sh
This can also be easily tested with Docker, among other virtual environments. Using Docker, pull down the installer script inside an Ubuntu container (ideal on an ubuntu:16.04 image):
docker pull ubuntu:16.04 docker run -it ubuntu:16.04
apt-get update apt-get install -y curl sudo curl -s https://YOUR-API-KEY@www.hostedgraphite.com/agent/installer/deb/ | sudo sh
/opt/hg-agent/bin/config --api-key YOUR-API-KEY /opt/hg-agent/bin/supervisord --nodaemon --configuration /etc/opt/hg-agent/supervisor.conf
If you would like to set up installation and configuration via Puppet, Chef or a similar configuration management system, see our repository install instructions.
Once your agent is sending metrics, you will find it in your Agent list, along with a link to an auto-generated Base Metrics dashboard named Hosted Graphite Agent (Base).
We support the following stable OS releases on 64-bit machines:
These should cover most installs on RHEL, CentOS, Amazon Linux, and Debian/Ubuntu family platforms.