To install Netdata on pfSense, run the following commands (within a shell or under the Diagnostics/Command prompt within the pfSense web interface).
Note that the first four packages are downloaded from the pfSense repository for maintaining compatibility with pfSense, Netdata, Judy and Python are downloaded from the FreeBSD repository.
Note: If you receive a
Not Found error during the last two commands above, you will either need to manually look
in the repo folder for the latest available package and use its
URL instead, or you can try manually changing the Netdata version in the URL to the latest version.
Note: On pfSense 2.4.5, Python version 3.7 may be installed by the system, in which case you should should not install Python from the FreeBSD repository as instructed above.
You must edit
/usr/local/etc/netdata/netdata.conf and change
bind to = 127.0.0.1 to
bind to = 0.0.0.0.
To start Netdata manually, run
service netdata onestart.
Warning: If you are using the
apcupsd collector, you need to make sure that apcupsd is up before starting Netdata. Otherwise a infinitely running
cat process triggered by the default activated apcuspd charts plugin will eat up CPU and RAM (
/tmp/.netdata-charts.d-*/run-*). This also applies to
Visit the Netdata dashboard to confirm it's working:
To start Netdata automatically every boot, add
service netdata onestart as a Shellcmd entry within the pfSense web
interface under Services/Shellcmd. You'll need to install the Shellcmd package beforehand under System/Package
Manager/Available Packages. The Shellcmd Type should be set to
Alternatively more information can be found in https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Installing_FreeBSD_Packages, for achieving the same via the command line and scripts.
If you experience an issue with
/usr/bin/install being absent in pfSense 2.3 or earlier, update pfSense or use a
workaround from https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/6643
Note: In pfSense, the Netdata configuration files are located under