Installing TKmon 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

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This article shows you how to install the monitoring software TKmon 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. For productive operations we recommend you to run TKmon on a dedicated server. You can either buy a LES v2 incl. pre-installed TKmon or install TKmon on an Ubuntu server manually with the description in this article.

LES v2 incl. pre-installed TKmon: high 24x7 availability thanks to passive cooling and SSD (pricing see Thomas-Krenn-Shop)

Installation Ubuntu 14.04

In the following example we will be using Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation media. This will ensure that the Linux Kernel version 3.13 is used (instead of newer versions by the Ubuntu LTS Hardware Enablement Stack):

  1. Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation (incl. OpenSSH-Server)
    • Language (F2): English, Keymap (F3): German
    • Username: tkmon
  2. After the installation, and depending on which kind of installation configure Locales in Ubuntu:
    sudo locale-gen de_DE.UTF-8
  3. Loading System Updates:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo reboot

Installation TKmon

Install TKmon using the Thomas-Krenn Ubuntu repository:

  1. Embed the Thomas-Krenn Apt-Key:
    sudo ls (to enter the password for sudo)
    wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Embed Thomas-Krenn Repositories:
    cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d
    sudo wget
    sudo wget
    sudo apt-get update
  3. Install TKmon
    sudo apt-get install tkmon
    (As an alternative, during the installation of sudo apt-get install tkmon-appliance in addition to tkmon, the tkmon-issue package is also installed, in doing so the computer's IP Address appears on the Text-Login Screen)


Use the following login data to log into TKmon using a web browser:

  • URL: https://[IP]/tkmon (statt [IP] enter the IP address of the computer)
  • User: tkmon
  • Password: (previously entered or configured password)

For further details on setting up TKmon see TKmon Set-up.

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Author: Werner Fischer

Werner Fischer, working in the Web Operations & Knowledge Transfer team at Thomas-Krenn, completed his studies of Computer and Media Security at FH Hagenberg in Austria. He is a regular speaker at many conferences like LinuxTag, OSMC, OSDC, LinuxCon, and author for various IT magazines. In his spare time he enjoys playing the piano and training for a good result at the annual Linz marathon relay.

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