Using packages

Centreon provides RPM packages for its products through the Centreon open source version available free of charge in our repository.

These packages have been successfully tested in version 7.x CentOS and Red Hat environments.

Pre-installation steps

SELinux should be disabled. To do this, you first have to edit the file /etc/selinux/config and replace “enforcing” by “disabled”:



After saving the file, please reboot your operating system to apply the changes.

A quick check of SELinux status:

$ getenforce

Installing the repository

Redhat Software collections repository

To install Centreon you will need to set up the official software collections repository supported by Redhat.


Software collections are required in order to install PHP 7 and associated libs (Centreon requirement).

Software collections repository installation:

# yum install centos-release-scl

The repository is now installed.

Centreon repository

To install Centreon software from the repository, you should first install the centreon-release package which will provide the repository file.

Centreon repository installation:

# wget -O /tmp/centreon-release-18.10-2.el7.centos.noarch.rpm
# yum install --nogpgcheck /tmp/centreon-release-18.10-2.el7.centos.noarch.rpm

The repository is now installed.

Installing a Centreon central server

This chapter describes the installation of a Centreon central server.

Installing Centreon central server with database

Run the command:

# yum install centreon
# systemctl restart mysql

Installing Centreon central server without database

Run the command:

# yum install centreon-base-config-centreon-engine

Installing MySQL on the dedicated server

Run the commands:

# yum install centreon-database
# systemctl restart mysql


centreon-database package installs a database server optimized for use with Centreon.

Database management system

The MySQL database server should be available to complete installation (locally or not). MariaDB is recommended.

It is necessary to modify LimitNOFILE limitation. Setting this option into /etc/my.cnf will NOT work.

Run the commands:

# mkdir -p  /etc/systemd/system/mariadb.service.d/
# echo -ne "[Service]\nLimitNOFILE=32000\n" | tee /etc/systemd/system/mariadb.service.d/limits.conf
# systemctl daemon-reload
# systemctl restart mysql

Setting the PHP timezone

You must set the PHP timezone. Perform the command:

# echo "date.timezone = Europe/Paris" > /etc/opt/rh/rh-php71/php.d/php-timezone.ini


Change Europe/Paris to your timezone.

After saving the file, please do not forget to restart the apache server:

# systemctl restart httpd

Configuring/disabling the firewall

Add firewall rules or disable the firewall by running following commands:

# systemctl stop firewalld
# systemctl disable firewalld

Launching services during system bootup

To make services automatically start during system bootup run these commands on the central server:

# systemctl enable httpd
# systemctl enable snmpd
# systemctl enable snmptrapd
# systemctl enable rh-php71-php-fpm
# systemctl enable centcore
# systemctl enable centreontrapd
# systemctl enable cbd
# systemctl enable centengine


If MySQL database is on a dedicated server, execute the enable command of mysql on the database server.

Concluding the installation

Before starting the web installation process, you will need to execute:

# systemctl start rh-php71-php-fpm
# systemctl start httpd
# systemctl start mysqld
# systemctl start cbd
# systemctl start snmpd
# systemctl start snmptrapd

Click here to finalize the installation process.

Distributed architecture

Go to Administration to add new Pollers and Remote Servers.