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To setup munin I did the following:

yum install munin munin-node -y

Then set the

htmldir /var/www/virtualhosts/

    use_node_name yes

In /etc/munin/munin.conf. I kept the user for munin root. Restarted munin (/etc/init.d/munin-node restart).

Munin is runing:

[root@server ~]# ps aux | grep munin
root     41077  0.1  0.0 143236  8508 ?        Ss   10:48   0:00 /usr/sbin/munin-node
root     41432  0.0  0.0 103268   828 pts/0    S+   10:48   0:00 grep munin

[root@server ~]# netstat -anp | grep munin-node
tcp        0      0      *                   LISTEN      41077/munin-node  

However, there is nothing populated in the htmldir. What could have gone wrong?


  • SElinux is disabled
  • /var/log/munin/munin-node.log does not mention any errors
  • munin comes from epel repo

All munin related packages:

[root@server ~]# yum list installed | grep munin
munin.noarch                        1.4.7-5.el6                        @epel    
munin-common.noarch                 1.4.7-5.el6                        @epel    
munin-node.noarch                   1.4.7-5.el6                        @epel
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/etc/init.d/munin-node restart and run munin-update cmd as munin user account where your server is configured this will let u know that munin server is communicating with munin-node..

and try this #telnet 4949 and If the plugin does run with munin-run but not through telnet, you probably have a PATH problem and also Check that the plugin's field name have the .value directive on each field name

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I'm not sure if you changed it or not, but does the [] hostname match both in your munin.conf file and your munin-node.conf file? that stopped munin from working for me if I recall correctly.

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