There are some problems besides these huge documents and experience trace for Ganglia installation, so I will list them as well as the solutions.
1 There is a blog for how to install Ganglia on Ubuntu
Sometimes, you spent a lot of time to figure out how to install something, but when you found that it is so simple when you follow other’s guide. You will feel how import the blog is.
How to monitor Hadoop and HBase with Ganglia in Amazon EC2. http://blog.kenweiner.com/2010/10/monitor-hbase-hadoop-with-ganglia-on.html (***)
- Install Nagios
Find and follow the instruction in the user manual to install it. It is easy to get it. Therefore, you can download it and the user manual to install it. Or you can follow this link, but I’ve not verified this link yet. https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/nagios.html
- Nagios plugins
It provides a framework, so users should write plugins by themselves and register them into Nagios. A very useful link for how to write and register a plugin http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cn/aix/library/au-nagios/#N10071
- Trends, Map, hist missing(CGI cannot show up)
Best guess is that you did not install gd library. Please run the following command to install it. THIS IS also mentioned in the install guide. Please pay attention to that. “ubuntu 7.10 and later it asks you to install this:”
sudo apt-get install libgd2-xpm-dev
This can be installed and provides better grapher. But I did not get it through.