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Turn an Ubuntu 10.04 linode into a StatsD/Graphite server
# install git
sudo apt-get install g++ curl libssl-dev apache2-utils
sudo apt-get install git-core
# download the Node source, compile and install it
git clone https://github.com/joyent/node.git
cd node
./configure
make
sudo make install
# install the Node package manager for later use
curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sudo sh
npm install express
# clone the statsd project
git clone https://github.com/etsy/statsd.git
# download everything for graphite
mkdir graphite
cd graphite/
wget "http://launchpad.net/graphite/trunk/0.9.6/+download/carbon-0.9.6.tar.gz"
wget "http://launchpad.net/graphite/trunk/0.9.6/+download/whisper-0.9.6.tar.gz"
wget "http://launchpad.net/graphite/trunk/0.9.6/+download/graphite-web-0.9.6.tar.gz"
tar xzvf whisper-0.9.6.tar.gz
tar xzvf carbon-0.9.6.tar.gz
tar xzvf graphite-web-0.9.6.tar.gz
# install whisper - Graphite's DB system
cd whisper-0.9.6
sudo python setup.py install
popd
# install carbon - the Graphite back-end
cd carbon-0.9.6
python setup.py install
cd /opt/graphite/conf
cp carbon.conf.example carbon.conf
# copy the example schema configuration file, and then configure the schema
# see: http://graphite.wikidot.com/getting-your-data-into-graphite
cp storage-schemas.conf.example storage-schemas.conf
# install other graphite dependencies
sudo apt-get install python-cairo
sudo apt-get install python-django
sudo apt-get install memcached
sudo apt-get install python-memcache
sudo apt-get install python-ldap
sudo apt-get install python-twisted
sudo apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-python
cd ~/graphite/graphite-web-0.9.6
python setup.py install
# copy the graphite vhost example to available sites, edit it to you satisfaction, then link it from sites-enabled
cp example-graphite-vhost.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/graphite.conf
ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/graphite.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/graphite.conf
apache2ctl restart
# I had to create these log files manually
/opt/graphite/storage/log/webapp
touch info.log
chmod 777 info.log
touch exception.log
chmod 777 exception.log
# make sure to change ownership of the storage folder to the Apache user/group - mine was www-data
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /opt/graphite/storage/
cd /opt/graphite/webapp/graphite
# copy the local_settings example file to creating the app's settings
# this is where both carbon federation and authentication is configured
cp local_settings.py.example local_settings.py
# run syncdb to setup the db and prime the authentication model (if you're using the DB model)
sudo python manage.py syncdb
# start the carbon cache
cd /opt/graphite/bin/carbon-cache.py start
# copy the the statsd config example to create the config file
# unless you used non-default ports for some other feature of the system, the defaults in the config file are fine
cd ~/statsd
cp exampleConfig.js local.js
# start statsd
node stats.js local.js
@dwo

trying this out on ubuntu hardy. lulz may ensue.

EDIT: fails at npm thinking node isn't installed. that was quick!

@collegeman
Owner

I know very little about Ubuntu and linux in general, but the script as written works on Linode. Try Linode.

@nickhoffman

Should line 51 begin with "cd "?

@collegeman
Owner

Yep. Thanks @nickhoffman.

@nickhoffman

Thanks for posting this, mate! Very helpful.

@collegeman
Owner

You're welcome. I don't have a production use for it yet, but it's a really cool product.

@ngara

This was a really helpful post, thanks!

Things I changed:
Add pkg-config to line 2, to get rid of the openssl error when using ./configure
After using git clone, "git checkout v0.4.9" to make node 0.4.9 the active version so that express is compatible with it using npm.

The URLs for graphite are now:
wget http://launchpad.net/graphite/1.0/0.9.8/+download/graphite-web-0.9.8.tar.gz
wget http://launchpad.net/graphite/1.0/0.9.8/+download/carbon-0.9.8.tar.gz
wget http://launchpad.net/graphite/1.0/0.9.8/+download/whisper-0.9.8.tar.gz

@collegeman
Owner

I would love to incorporate your changes into my own gist. Do you have the whole scripts somewhere, including your modifications?

@ngara
@collegeman
Owner

Here's a full-fledged Git project for you to contribute to:

https://github.com/collegeman/ubuntu-statsd/blob/master/setup-statsd.sh

Just click Edit this file, make your changes, and I'll get a pull request.

@ngara

Did you get the pull request? Do I need to do anything else to send the request?

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