How to Install Vigil Server on NetBSD

Vigil is an open-source monitoring tool for HTTP APIs, which is available on the crates.io registry. This tutorial will guide you through the installation process of Vigil Server on NetBSD.

Prerequisites

Steps

  1. Connect to your NetBSD system via SSH or access the terminal.
  2. Install Git version control on your system using the following command:
pkgin install git
  1. Install Rust Programming Language and Cargo package manager on your system using the official rustup installer. Run the following command in the terminal:
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  1. Create a new directory where you want to download and install Vigil Server using the following command:
mkdir vigil-server
  1. Clone the Vigil Server repository from GitHub using the following command:
git clone https://github.com/vitiral/vigil vigil-server
  1. Navigate to the directory where you have downloaded Vigil Server using the following command:
cd vigil-server
  1. Build the Vigil Server executable using the Cargo package manager by running the following command:
cargo build --release

This process may take several minutes.

  1. After the build process completes successfully, the Vigil Server executable will be created in the target/release directory. You can check the Vigil Server executable using the following command:
ls target/release
  1. Run the Vigil Server using the following command:
./target/release/vigil-server

This will start the Vigil Server on your NetBSD system.

Conclusion

By following these steps, you have successfully installed and run Vigil Server on your NetBSD system. You can now configure Vigil to monitor your HTTP API and receive alerts whenever an issue occurs.

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