Forum discussion: Printed name IADN (known in Israel as NetBox of Netvision) (wiki – distributed by the SP to provide customers with. How To Install Netbox with Apache and PostgreSQL on Ubuntu x . Netbox has a long list of Python modules it requires. Luckily Digital clip_image NetBox will email details about critical errors to the administrators listed here. This should be a list of (name, email) tuples. For example: ADMINS = [ [‘Hank Hill’ .
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In this tutorial the web application is served up by Gunicorn and Apache. The application saves data to a PostgreSQL database. All of this runs on Linux, in this case Ubuntu Server. Use the old server you just retired or carve out a small virtual machine. This document is based on Ubuntu Linux from the The installation uses mostly defaults except on the Networks Connections screen where you may set up a fixed IP address instead of allowing the server to get an address from DHCP.
If a DHCP reservation works better in your environment, go for it. The first will be a Host record for the server. Then create an alias, such as netbox. When I installed Ubuntu On another install which may have been using an earlier You now have a clean, updated server. Next, you can install the Webmin graphic management tool if you want. Like all the time.
You can now move on to launching the program. Access the Webmin application by opening a browser and going to https: Once you pass the certificate warning, you will come to a login screen. You can use the username you created during the Ubuntu installation.
This tool deserves more explanation, but just not right now. This should produce something similar to the above. Next up, creating the database and user the program will need.
Netbox will need a PostgreSQL database to store data into and a user credential to access that database. Netbox has a long list of Python modules it requires.
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Luckily Digital Ocean compiled a text file of those modules. Use pip to install this list:.
This process will take a little time. Many characters and progress bars will ensue. With Python and the Netbox program installed on the host, you can now do the initial configuration of the program. The Netbox web application is written in Python using the Django framework. Do a little configuration to these elements.
That is the machine that will be running the reverse proxy not clients accessing the web applicationin this case the localhost. Run the provided manage. Obviously, substitute a valid e-mail address of your own. I left the Username as root but there is a good argument to be made for changing it.
Optionally I recommend it load a few initial data objects that you can build your inventories from.
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The combination of Gunicorn and Apache works like this: Apache responds to web clients, managing connections and serving up static files.
Apache then reverse-proxies requests to the Gunicorn server running on port which you specify in your Apache Virtual Host config.
Next though, allow Apache access to a media directory. Netbox allows you to save image files attached to different objects, but the account that the Netbox application runs as www-data needs to have ownership of netboz directory the media is installed in.
Gunicorn has the capability of serving up the static pages included in the Netbox application, so you could conceivably eliminate the moving part that is Apache but given the low resource requirements there may not be a lot of win there.
If your installation gets heavy use, you may even see some performance benefits to having that layer. Place the following into the file, note that the binding localhost: You should be able to reach the home page of the Netbox web application by using a browser to navigate to http: Next, start using the program. Next up for me is putting together a series on using the program to document your infrastructure. Step 1- Updating the server When I installed Ubuntu Open the repository source file: Now, update the packages list and upgrade any that are not current.
Add the webmin repository to your sources list: Get and add the Webmin public key: Step 3- Launching Webmin optional Access the Webmin application by opening a browser and going to https: Install PostgreSQL and related libraries: You can quickly test the PostgreSQL installation: Change into the PostgreSQL command prompt: To exit to the Ubuntu command prompt: Great time to take another snapshot before you move on to installing Netbox.
First, install the required Python modules and other libraries: This is a long list of packages, be patient.
Next, create a directory for the Netbox program and move into that folder: Use pip to install this list: The Netbox application uses a secret key, which you can create with an included Python script. Change into the correct directory and run the script: Change into the correct directory and copy the example config file into a working config file: Create an admin user: Create the static HTML pages the program uses.
Step 9- Testing the Netbox Application Nettbox manage. Install the Apache Web Server and related libraries: Enable some supporting Apache modules: Step Set Access Rights for Media Directory Netbox allows you to 0013 image files attached to different objects, but the account that the Netbox application runs as www-data needs to have ownership of the directory the media is installed in.
Wrap up the Apache configuration by giving the Apache account ownership: Install the Supervisor Package: Step Launching Netbox Moment of truth.