Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

We should monitor and log ~1000 devices (1..4 sensor per device). SMS and email alert and the common functions are required if anything going wrong.

I think we instead of developing the whole ecosystem in .NET/C# it would be nice to use an existing one - for example Zabbix. But is it possible without any bigger hack?

I think that the main problem is that the devices are old-school and using RS232 for communication.

Any idea or any other flexible monitoring software?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

well I run zabbix on multiple setups and it is pretty easy to setup sms and email. As for RS232, it is not out of the box functionality that is provide by zabbix, nor do I think it will be. However it is possible, here is a linux serial port script which has helped me in the past.

I recommend learning the zabbix cookbook, this will allow you to write custom scripts.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.