Network Monitoring with OpManager on Debian 12

Network Monitoring is one of the most important tasks that every administrator must do, you can easily use the OpManager Tool on Debian 12 Bookworm to detect and resolve issues. This tool is provided by ManageEngine and with this tool, you can monitor any network device including servers, switches, routers, printers, WLAN controllers, VMs, firewalls, etc.

Learn Network Monitoring with OpManager on Debian 12 Bookworm

You can easily set up OpManager from the command line interface. Before you start, you must have access to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can check the Initial Server Setup with Debian 12.

Now proceed to the following steps to complete this guide.

Step 1 – Download OpManager Installer Script on Debian 12

ManageEngine website provides an installer script for Linux distros that you can use to install OpManager. To do this, visit the official downloads page and use the following wget command to download the standard edition script. This has a 30-day trial version. Also, you can purchase the enterprise version or use the free version that can be used for 3 devices.

Download OpManager from ManageEngine Site
sudo wget https://www.manageengine.com/network-monitoring/29809517/ManageEngine_OpManager_64bit.bin

When your download is completed, make your file executable by using the following command:

sudo chmod u+x ManageEngine_OpManager_64bit.bin

Step 2 – Run OpManager Network Monitoring Installer Script

At this point, you can simply start your OpManager installation by running the following script:

sudo ./ManageEngine_OpManager_64bit.bin

First, press continue to read the terms and conditions.

read the terms and conditions of OpManager

Then, press Y to accept the terms and services.

Accept terms and services of OpManager on Debian 12

Next, can register for technical support. Press Y or N as you wish.

OpManager Technical support

Now you must enter the installation directory or accept the default folder.

Choose OpManager installation folder on Debian 12

The default port used by the OpManager web server is 8060 for HTTP and 8061 for HTTPS. You can change it or accept the default.

Select OpManager Web Server Port

Read your pre-installation summary of OpManager on Debian 12 and press Continue.

pre-installation summary of OpManager

Once your installation is completed, you will get the following output:

Finish OpManager network monitoring on Debian 12

Step 3 – Start OpManager Service on Debian 12

At this point, you can start your OpManager network monitoring tool on your server. First, switch to your OpManager directory:

cd /opt/ManageEngine/OpManager/bin

Then, start the Opmanager service on Debian 12 with the following command:

sudo ./StartOpManagerServer.sh

Wait until the process is completed. When it is completed, you should see:

Start OpManager service on Debian 12

This will provide you with a URL that you can use to access your OpManager dashboard from the web interface.

Step 4 – Access OpManager Monitoring Dashboard via Web Interface

At this point, you can follow the URL you have in your web browser to access the OpManager dashboard on Debian 12:

https://server-ip-address:8061

You will see the OpManager login screen. Enter Admin as the default username and password. Click Login.

OpManager Login screen

Then, you should see your OpManager Monitoring dashboard on Debian 12:

OpManager dashboard Debian 12

From the settings, you can simply change your admin password to increase your security. Then, you can easily add and monitor your desired servers and networks. After your trial version is finished you can purchase the enterprise version.

Step 5 – Manage OpManager as a Systemd Service

At this point, if you want to run your OpManager as a service, close the connection by pressing the ctrl + c in your terminal. Then, navigate to the OpManager bin directory:

cd /opt/ManageEngine/OpManager/bin

Now you can use the following command to run OpManager as a service:

sudo ./linkAsService.sh

Example Output:

run OpManager as a service

Then, start your OpManager service by using the command below:

sudo systemctl start OpManager.service

Verify your service is active and running:

sudo systemctl status OpManager.service

Example Output:

OpManager service status

As you can see you can easily run your OpManager as a service on Debian 12.

Conclusion

At this point, you have learned the Network Monitoring with OpManager Tool on Debian 12. You can easily get the installer from the ManageEngine official site and run your OpManager service. With OpManager, you can easily monitor your network devices and server.

Hope you enjoy using it. Also, you may like to read the following articles:

Best Linux System Monitoring GUI Tools

Monitor Network Traffic With Ntopng on Debian 12

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