Monitoring the new Raspberry

The first thing I want to do before I start installing some software is to have a good monitoring system. I had a very good experience with netdata that comes already installed with CapRover (I am running a CapRover instance on a DigitalOcean droplet) and I want to use it also for my new Raspberry.

I’ve installed it following their official guide “Monitor Pi-hole (and a Raspberry Pi) with Netdata”:

  • One line command: wget -O /tmp/ && sh /tmp/ --stable-channel.
  • Access it from http://RASP_IP:19999/ and voilà, it already works!

By default the sensors data are not collected and I had to manually enable them. I am curious to see how the temperature fluctuate depending on the load.

  1. Open the config to edit it
    cd /etc/netdata
    sudo ./edit-config charts.d.conf
  2. Uncomment sensors=force and save it (in nano ctlx + x to exit. It will ask to save it.)
  3. Restart it: sudo systemctl restart netdata

And after some minutes also the sensors data start to show up!