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What OSS monitoring soltions are there? I know only nagios & cacti.

Are there any real live performance monitoring tools?


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You can take a look on Monit.


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It's not as fully featured as Nagios but its improving pretty rapidly. Its quite lite weight both in terms of server load for output and the collectors too.

If you do have the spare cpu & memory consider ZenOss Core - after you get used to its user interface its really nice to use and has a lot of very cool features [like different levels of user accounts, reports etc] that so far I've only seen available in commercial apps. – DisabledLeopard Jul 20 '09 at 8:01
Zenoss Core is great (my company uses it), but it's not lightweight. – Martijn Heemels Jan 26 '10 at 19:24

for trend tracking - munin. you can use it as well as source of alerts for nagios.


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