CactiEZ 0.7 Released
Today, the long awaited release of CactiEZ v0.7 is out. While the release took much longer than anticipated (I reworked it several times) I believe the final product turned out better because of it.
There are several key things to note about the new CD.
- OS is CentOS 6 x64 (there is no 32bit version)
- Now prompts for a few key items during the installation such as Network info, timezone, and password
- More secure out of the box than the previous builds (some linux hardening, randomized mysql passwords, etc…)
- PHP Timezone is automatically configured for the timezone entered during install
- Cacti and all plugins are now installed via RPMs from my custom repository for easy updating of Cacti
- Switched to RSyslog instead of Syslog-ng
- NTop removed
- Now includes a custom setup plugin that walks you through setting up your Cacti server (plugin installs, templates, etc…)
- Custom jquery based theme donated by an anonymous source (Thanks!)
- No upgrade path from CactiEZ v0.6 provided
It is currently available for download via torrent at CactiEZ. EDIT: I have now added a HTTP download link.
I would like to thank all the beta testers that have helped with this project. I had 500+ beta requests so congrats to those who were selected and got an early peak at it. For the 1000 other people that asked me why it took so long. Please realize that every minor change that occurred would require testing that consisted of rebuilding the RPMs (if necessary), recompiling the CD, transferring the CD, re-installing from CD, and then actually starting the testing after all that was done. All I can say is thanks to VMWare ESXi and a lot of custom scripting, I was able to stream line the process.
For anyone that appreciates the hard work that goes into a project like this, I have provided a Donations link on the CactiEZ page. I also love Amazon Gift Cards.
For support / questions, please use this thread over at cacti.net – CactiEZ Support
Update: I would like to thank everyone that has made a donation no matter how small. I shall drink a pint in your honor while I decide what to put in the next CactiEZ (snmp traps maybe?)