Netdata uses the open-source Netdata Agent and Netdata Cloud web application together to help you collect every metric, visualize the health of your nodes, and troubleshoot complex performance problems. Once you've signed in to Netdata Cloud and installed the Netdata Agent on all your nodes, you can claim your nodes and see their real-time metrics on a single interface.
If you don't already have a free Netdata Cloud account, go ahead and create one.
Choose your preferred authentication method and follow the onboarding process to create your Space.
The Netdata Agent runs permanently on all your physical/virtual servers, containers, cloud deployments, and edge/IoT
devices. It runs on Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, and more), container/microservice platforms
(Kubernetes clusters, Docker), and many other operating systems (FreeBSD, macOS), with no
⚠️ Many distributions ship with third-party packages of Netdata, which we cannot maintain or keep up-to-date. For the best experience, use one of the methods described or linked to below.
The recommended way to install the Netdata Agent on a Linux system is our one-line kickstart script. This script automatically installs dependencies and builds Netdata from its source code.
Copy the script, paste it into your node's terminal, and hit
Open your favorite browser and navigate to
NODE with the
hostname or IP address of your system, to open the local Agent dashboard.
Watch how the one-line installer works
Want to install Netdata on a Kubernetes cluster, with Docker, or using a different method? Not a Linux user? Choose your platform to see specific instructions.
Cloud providers (GCP, AWS, Azure)
Linux with .deb/.rpm
Linux with static 64-bit binary
Linux from Git
Even more options available in our packaging documentation.
You need to claim your nodes to see them in Netdata Cloud. Claiming establishes a secure TLS connection to Netdata Cloud using the Agent-Cloud link, and proves you have write and administrative access to that node.
When you view a node in Netdata Cloud, the Agent running on that node streams metrics, metadata, and alarm status to Netdata Cloud, which in turn streams those metrics to your web browser. Netdata Cloud does not store or log metrics values.
To claim a node, you need to run the claiming script. In Netdata Cloud, click on your Space's name, then Manage your
Space in the dropdown. Click Nodes in the panel that appears. Copy the script and run it in your node's terminal.
The script looks like the following, with long strings instead of
The script returns
Agent was successfully claimed. after creating a new RSA pair and establishing the link to Netdata
Cloud. If the script returns an error, try our troubleshooting tips.
Watch how claiming nodes works
For Netdata Cloud issues, see the Netdata Cloud reference docs.
At this point, you have set up your free Netdata Cloud account, installed the Netdata Agent on your node(s), and claimed one or more nodes to your Space. You're ready to start monitoring, visualizing, and troubleshooting with Netdata. We have two quickstart guides based on the scope of what you need to monitor.
Interested in monitoring a single node? Check out our single-node monitoring quickstart.
If you're looking to monitor an entire infrastructure with Netdata, see the infrastructure monitoring quickstart.
Or, skip ahead to Agent configuration.