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Installation

There are many ways to install Monika. However, currently only x64 architecture is supported.

Windows

The recommendeded approach is to use Chocolatey, a popular package manager for Windows. Check Monika page on Chocolatey for more detailed information.

If you have installed Chocolatey in your PC, then run the following command to install Monika:

choco install monika

If it does not work right away, try again on a command prompt or PowerShell with the Administrator permission.

Alternatively, Monika for Windows can be installed from its prebuilt binary. Head over to Monika Releases page and download the release archive marked with win-x64. Extract the contents of the archive and the executable monika.exe is ready to use.

macOS

The recommended approach is to use Homebrew, a popular package manager for macOS. Check Monika page on Homebrew for more detailed information.

If you have installed Homebrew, then run the following command to install Monika:

brew install monika

Alternatively, Monika for macOS can be installed from its prebuilt binary. Head over to Monika Releases page and download the release archive marked with macos-x64. Extract the contents of the archive and the executable monika is ready to use. If necessary, make the file executable with sudo chmod +x monika.

Linux

The recommended approach is to use Snapcraft, a universal package manager for Linux. Check Monika page on Snapcraft for more detailed information.

Alternatively, Monika for Linux can be automatically downloaded and installed by running an installation script as follows:

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hyperjumptech/monika/main/scripts/monika-install.sh | sh

The binary will be placed into ~/.local/bin.

If you prefer to perform the installation manually, head over to Monika Releases page and download the release archive marked with linux-x64. Extract the contents of the archive and the executable monika is ready to use. If necessary, make the file executable with sudo chmod +x monika.

Via Node.js

If you have installed Node.js in your machine, you can install Monika directly from npm:

npm i -g @hyperjumptech/monika

or yarn:

yarn global add @hyperjumptech/monika

Download the configuration file

Once you have installed Monika, let's confirm that it's working by downloading the example configuration that uses Desktop notification called config.desktop.example.yml and rename it as monika.yml.

Run Monika

Monika by default reads a yaml configuration file called monika.yml in the current working directory if it exists. To run monika with the configuration file that you have downloaded before, run this command in the Terminal from the directory that contains the monika.yml file:

monika

Otherwise, you can also specify a path to a YAML configuration file with -c flag if you didn't rename your configuration file as monika.yml:

monika -c <path_to_configuration_file>

Better yet, you can provide a URL that contains monika configuration

monika -c https://domain.com/path/to/your/configuration.yml

When using remote configuration file, you can use the --config-interval to tell Monika to check the configuration file periodically. For example, to check every 10 seconds:

monika -c https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hyperjumptech/monika/main/config_sample/config.desktop.example.yml --config-interval 10

Congratulations, you have successfully run Monika in your machine!

Next Step

Now it's time to write your own configuration file. You can use VSCode with YAML extension for the auto completion feature or you can also use the Monika Config Generator web app if you prefer using Graphical User Interface (GUI).

For advanced configuration such as configuring notifications, probes, and alerts, you can find them on the sidebar menu.

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