Install Uptime Kuma on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
Kuma is a lightweight monitoring tool that can be used to monitor various aspects of your environment. It can send ICMP (ping) requests or check the accessibility of websites, and can also monitor open TCP ports. Unlike many other monitoring tools, Kuma is self-hosted, meaning that you install and run it on your own servers rather than using a cloud-based service. It is similar to the self-hosted monitoring tool “Uptime Robot. Uptime Kuma is a tool used to manage and monitor the communication between microservices in a distributed system. It can be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 to help improve the performance and reliability of your microservices, as well as make it easier to manage them. With built-in monitoring and alerting features, Kuma can also help you keep track of the health and performance of your microservices and identify any issues that may arise.
By installing Kuma on Ubuntu 22.04, you can take advantage of these benefits to better manage and monitor your microservices. Some of the benefits of using Kuma on Ubuntu 22.04 might include:
Improved performance and reliability: Kuma can improve the performance and reliability of your system by helping to ensure that your microservices communicate efficiently and effectively.
Easier management: Using Kuma’s centralized control plane can make it easier to manage your microservices, regardless of their location or deployment method.
Enhanced monitoring: Kuma has built-in monitoring and alerting features that can help you track the health and performance of your microservices and be notified of any issues that may occur.
Lets get started!
1. Update your Ubuntu 22.04
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
2. Install Nodejs and NPM
Although the long-term stable version of Node.js is available to install using the APT package manager on Ubuntu 22.04, the version provided (Node.js v12) is quite old. To install Uptime Kuma, you will need at least version 14. Therefore, you will need to manually add the Node.js repository to get the current version.
curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_lts.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
3. Install Uptime Kuma
Since Kuma is not available in the default system repository of Ubuntu, we will need to clone it from the GitHub page where the project is hosted.
sudo apt install git
Clone the Uptime Kuma project:
git clone https://github.com/louislam/uptime-kuma.git
npm run setup
4. Start Uptime Kumar with Pm2
sudo npm install pm2 -g && pm2 install pm2-logrotate
Use PM2 to run the Uptime Kuma server in the background.
pm2 start server/server.js --name uptime-kuma
6. Uptime Kumar Web interface
To access the web interface of Uptime Kuma, open a browser on the system where it is installed and navigate to the server’s IP address and port 3001 (the default port on which Kuma runs).
Uptime Kuma offers a user-friendly interface that is easy to understand. Adding websites and devices is straightforward.
As an example, I have added the VPSie website.
Ensuring the security of your devices is simple with this monitoring system. Thank you for reading this article. I hope it was helpful to you.