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cacti (7) Versions 0.1.1

Cookbook for installing/configuring Cacti

cookbook 'cacti', '= 0.1.1'
cookbook 'cacti', '= 0.1.1', :supermarket
knife supermarket install cacti
knife supermarket download cacti
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Install/configures Cacti server.



  • RedHat 6.3 (Santiago)


  • MySQL


Opscode Cookbooks (

  • apache2
  • build-essentials
  • cron
  • database
  • mysql


  • node['cacti']['version'] - Version of Cacti to install, defaults to "0.8.8a" but currently is dependent on package available

Apache2 Attributes

  • node['cacti']['apache2']['server_name'] - VirtualHost ServerName, defaults to node['fqdn']
  • node['cacti']['apache2']['server_aliases'] - VirtualHost ServerAlias array, defaults to [ node['hostname'] ]
  • node['cacti']['apache2']['ssl']['certificate_file'] - mod_ssl CertificateFile, defaults to "/etc/pki/tls/certs/localhost.crt"
  • node['cacti']['apache2']['ssl']['chain_file'] - mod_ssl CertificateChainFile, defaults to ""
  • node['cacti']['apache2']['ssl']['force'] - force HTTPS, defaults to false
  • node['cacti']['apache2']['ssl']['key_file'] - mod_ssl CertificateKeyFile, defaults to "/etc/pki/tls/private/localhost.key"

Spine Attributes

  • node['cacti']['spine']['checksum'] - Checksum for version of Spine to install.
  • node['cacti']['spine']['url'] - URL for Spine installation
  • node['cacti']['spine']['version'] - Version of Spine to install, defaults to node['cacti']['version']


  • recipe[cacti] empty recipe.
  • recipe[cacti::server] will install Cacti server.
  • recipe[cacti::spine] will install Spine for Cacti server.


Cacti Server Required Data Bag

Create a cacti/server encrypted data bag with the following information per Chef environment:

required: * ['admin']['password'] - local administrator password * ['database']['host'] - FQDN or "localhost" (localhost automatically installs/configures database) * ['database']['name'] - Name of Cacti database * ['database']['user'] - Cacti database username * ['database']['password'] - Cacti database username password

optional: * ['database']['port'] - Database port, defaults to 3306

Repeat for other Chef environments as necessary. Example:

  "id": "server"
  "development": {
    "admin": {
      "password": "cacti_admin_password"
    "database": {
      "host": "localhost",
      "name": "cacti",
      "user": "cacti",
      "password": "cacti_db_password",

Cacti Server Installation

  • Create required encrypted data bag: knife data bag create cacti server --secret-file=path/to/secret
  • Add recipe[cacti::server] to your node's run list.
  • Browse to http://node['cacti']['apache2']['server_name']/cacti

Cacti Spine Installation

  • Add recipe[cacti::spine] to your node's run list.
    • If non-localhost database:
    • Login as administrator
    • Settings > Paths > Spine Poller File Path: /usr/bin/spine
    • Settings > Poller > Poller Type: spine


Please use standard Github issues/pull requests.

License and Author

Author:: Brian Flad (

Copyright:: 2013

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

mysql >= 0.0.0
database >= 0.0.0
cron >= 0.0.0
build-essential >= 0.0.0
apache2 >= 0.0.0

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