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an007
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How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#1 Post by an007 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:59 pm

Hi All,

I am new to PA and don't find any relevant document for the plugins installation for the 8.8a version.
As the documentation says that this version of cacti comes with the installed PA so, I guess I need only to patch the plugins and change some config files.

Please guide me.

And, thanks for the great work guys.. I really like cacti and appreciate the help.


Thanks

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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#2 Post by BSOD2600 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:53 pm

Read http://www.cacti.net/release_notes_0_8_8a.php

You no longer need to install PIA or patch cacti for PIA.

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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#3 Post by badmojo42 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:12 pm

I'm having the same problem an007.

the plugin folder was not in the install directory so I had to create it and tried giving it correct permissions but nothing I did get the system to see the new plugin. Can't find any documents on it either.

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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#4 Post by badmojo42 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:23 am

Thanks for the reply BSOD2600, I new that already. Just can't get Cacti to see the plugins that were downloaded into the folder (which I had to create)

Seems like it might be worth a shot to install PIA just to see what happens.

liamdt
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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#5 Post by liamdt » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:29 pm

Kindly help me.... when i install the monitor plugin in .8.8a version and click the monitor tab, it shows blank page....

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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#6 Post by enyap » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:27 am

Have you installed the Settings plugin? If not then you need to do so.

What can you see in Plugin Management? it should look something like the attached from my Cacti 0.8.8a
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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#7 Post by bushrat » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:21 pm

Please help.. I installed the settings plugin and nothing has change. I still get blank pages when I try to access any of the installed plugins . Am I missing something ??
Bushrat

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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#8 Post by enyap » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:06 am

Have you enabled any devices to be monitored? If you have, can you post a screenshot of the Plugin Management screen?

What OS are you running?

invotec
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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#9 Post by invotec » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:14 am

I am having the same problem as bushrat. I have the settings plugin installed and the monitor plugin installed. Attached is my plugin management page.
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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#10 Post by bushrat » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:26 am

Thanks for the quick reply ... The problem lies in the fact that I am unable to add devices ... when I click on devices for say the mactrack plugin I get a blank screen. Now if we are talking about devices for cacti in general that is up and running just fine . It is the plugins I am having a problem with.
OS is Ubuntu server 12.04. I built cacti from source

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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#11 Post by enyap » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:27 am

Hi Invotec. What OS are you running?

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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#12 Post by invotec » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:47 am

ubuntu 12.10

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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#13 Post by enyap » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:36 am

What the full path to the directory that you have installed the monitor file in to?

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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#14 Post by bushrat » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:50 am

/usr/share/cacti/site/plugins

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Re: How to install Plugins on Cacti 8.8a

#15 Post by enyap » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:07 am

so is there a monitor directory at the next level up?

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