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Monitoring server room temperature

I have a small server room with its own AC unit. Recently, the AC died, and the temperature increased from 70 F to > 90 F. We rarely go in this room, so I was lucky that someone happened to notice ...
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Setting Low Disk Space Alerts on Windows Server 2008

I was wondering if there is an easy way to trigger an e-mail alert on Windows Server 2008 when any logical disk partitions become low on space. I have 2 SQL servers that have come close to running ...
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What is vmlinuz and why do I care?

I just got a network alert that I've never seen before, on one of the few Ubuntu boxes that we have: The following monitoring trigger has been fired: /vmlinuz has been changed on server XXXXX: ...
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Linux monitor logs and email alerts?

I have a server with a faulty power button that likes to reboot itself. Usually there are warning signs, like the acpid log file in /var/log starts spamming garbage for about 10hrs or so. Is there an ...
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How do I get my HP servers to email me when a drive fails?

Ideally, with as simple of install as possible and without requiring rebooting the servers. Mostly for DL380 G5's if it helps. Thanks.
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How can I make Status Information for Nagios services easier to read?

I'm running Nagios in an environment with several servers, each with several services on them. There are a few custom checks, but it's nice to use existing checks if possible. I'm using NRPE plugin ...
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Low disk space email alert

Very simply I am trying to trigger an email alert from a Windows 2003 server to tell me when the disk space is low. Has anyone had experience with setting this up? Thank you.
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How can I message intranet users to refrain from using client apps?

Our institution has hundreds of Win-XP terminals. The users do their daily job using client-server type apps. (Desk-top apps, not web apps.) In rare occasions, our database server starts behaving ...
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Server Cloud Monitoring

I'm a consultant that has around 100 clients and I would love to monitor all my clients networks, preferably from the cloud so I can tell if their Internet is down. I would like for it to offer a lot ...
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Nagios alerts using twitter (with twurl) not firing

We've been using nagios for some time and have recently decided to change how we receive alerts. To this end, we've installed twurl ( https://github.com/marcel/twurl ) and are using it to send alerts. ...
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Looking for a centrally managed instant messaging system

We have a small school with classrooms across a few buildings. There are currently no phones going into each room but each teacher does have a school laptop and Internet. We need a way to instantly ...
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Getting alerted when a Windows scheduled task fails

I am looking for a way to get alerted if any of the scheduled tasks on a group of Windows 2003 servers fail (exit with a status code that is not 0). Scripts, commercial applications, and plug-ins to ...
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How can I configure icinga/nagios to alert via sms?

I know the sms gateway for my cell phone provider so I can just send an email to it. I am looking for examples of entries in contacts.cfg and commands.cfg that are mobile specific.
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Use Google analytics to alert on traffic spike source

I use Google Analytics today to notify me of big traffic spikes. In my case, a big traffic spike is typically due to a link from a prominent website. Google Analytics includes a new "Intelligence" ...
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Send email alert on log file entry?

Under Linux, what's a simple way to automatically watch a logfile, and email me if a certain string appears? I have an application that will log certain failures to a logfile, but has no built-in way ...
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Monitoring E-Mail Alerts Scalably

Anyone know of a way to monitor e-mail alerts scalably? For many of my on site services I have them e-mail me on success (and failure) of critical tasks. The reason I have it e-mail on success, is ...
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Is there a tool for Windows Server that can alert me when a connection is made over Remote Desktop?

Is there a tool for Windows Server 2008 that can alert me when a connection is made over Remote Desktop? I would like the alert via SMS, but email would also be fine. It seems like this tool must ...
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How best to monitor and alert on the absence of an event in the logs?

With logs getting captured in syslog-ng, I'd like to be able to automatically monitor the logs and receive an alert if NO log events appear that match a certain criteria. For instance, for a ...
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How can I test if an SSL is valid, hasn't expired, or been revoked?

Aside from receiving plenty of emails well in advanced from my PKI telling me one of my certificates is about to expire, how can I setup an alert that checks the health of an SSL? What I want to ...
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SQL Server 2005 Replication Subscription Expiring Warning

This week one of my replication subscriptions expired because I wasn't getting any alerts saying that there was a login error (I've fixed those alerts and the error). What I'd like now is, in the ...
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How do I realert Scom Monitors?

There's a "rule of monitors" that a user of scom might be aware of. If you have an alert that was generated by a monitor (as opposed to a rule that generates alerts) do not close it and let it close ...
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How do I get alerted when a workstation falls back from wired networking to wifi?

I have a bunch of medical-grade all-in-one workstations in use in a high-demand medical environment that spend their lives plugged in to power and wired networking. The systems came with a 30 minute ...
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APC Management Card Bombarding Me With Status Emails

I have a APC Smart-UPS 3000 with a management card (I believe it is an AP9617). So last night, I had an automatic weekly self-test run. The test failed, claiming I have at least one failed battery: ...
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Alerting when a RAID Array disk fails locally on VMWare ESX or ESXi System

With ESX and ESXi, we recently had two systems where that the boot partition became degraded due to a failed disk. The only alert we managed to capture was the visual alert on the Dell servers. We ...
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Reporting tools for auditd [closed]

I need to set up auditing in my environment, specifically file integrity monitoring. I've tried OSSEC, but found it cumbersome. I've since discovered auditd (already installed on my CentOS 6 system) ...
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How can I replace email alerts for system events with something more scalable?

I have a number of systems and services that send email alerts when some sort of event takes place. This works fine for a small number of systems but as the number of alerts grows the important ...
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Potential Bot-Net organizers probing for new machines?

I'm getting a number of exploit attempts from different IP's today. GET ...
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Different notification interval when service is critical

I've got a service in Nagios that checks how much disk space is used on a server. When over 80% is used, the service is in a warning state. When it's over 97% it's considered critical. When the ...
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How can I reliably deliver monitoring system alerts?

Like many people, I use a Zabbix system to monitor my servers. If there's a problem with one of my servers, Zabbix will send a message to the email address of my choosing. (Many - most? - monitoring ...
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Microsoft Exchange group calendar for periodic events/alerts

I have a user request to create a shared calendar resource containing events (not meetings) that may be of interest to a small subset of my users, e.g. deadlines, contract expirations, etc. This ...
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turn off monit text alerts at night

I have monit running 24/7/365 and sending alerts to an e-mail address and text messages to a phone equally. However I would now like to stop the phone text msgs at night so they don't wake me up. I ...
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MediaTemple tcpsndbuf QoS Alerts

I'm hosting with MediaTemple on a (dv) Dedicated-Virtual 3.5 server. My site consists of a Wordpress blog, some custom PHP pages (nothing too intense), and I server 500-700 unique visitors per day. ...
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Apache - Getting Alerts on Traffic/Spiders Exceeding a Threshold

What tools can I use to monitor my Apache Log files and create alerts based on traffic. I need to: Get an alert when a spider that is outside of a defined list exceeds a set number of requests in ...
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HP SNMP Traps signalled every 10 seconds for a NIC

I'm trying to setup SNMP traps on my HP DL160 G6 (Xenserver) to notify me whenever I have issues with the server. Following suggestions from this serverfault post, I've installed the HP SNMP agents ...
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DBMS_ALERT slow to trigger on RAC

I asked a question earlier about whether DBMS_ALERT works on the RAC. The answer was yes, and I have set up a VMWare test environment and confirmed it. However, there seems to be a long delay ...
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Email Notifications for System Performance Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to figure out how to apply email notifications to system performance triggers for example high CPU, High RAM usage, low disk space etc. I have tried googling it but I am unable to find a ...
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Smartphone app to sound an alarm when a specific email is received

This may be borderline Server Fault, so I'm cool if it's decided this question is migrated elsewhere. As a sysadmin, I am responsible for responding to any monitoring alerts which occur out of hours. ...
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Is there a monitoring software suite that will alert me if it has received no activity in a time period?

This might be a very basic question, but I am not very familiar with the exact features of Nagios versus Munin versus other monitoring tools. Let's say we have a process that needs to run daily for ...
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VMWare ESX Datastore Usage Monitoring and Alerting

I am trying to find the easiest way to receive alerts on datastore usage for my ESX 4.1 hosts. I have virtual center. My hosts are connected to Equallogic SAN's, and I would like to somehow get, at ...
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Error reporting whilst away from desk

Just purchased some VPS hosting and am getting setup to get my startup app underway. For the moment I'm playing sysadmin and am running into errors galore whilst trying to work out the kinks. So I ...
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Alert Management Software

A few months ago I came up with an idea for our small business regarding alert management. We have a number of engineers and developers on our team, and each one has different clients. A developer ...
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Website and Web Services Monitoring [closed]

I'm looking for a good product (either stand-alone or remote) that will monitor our online services. We're in a transition period between new asp.net and old foxpro / cgi and because of this ...
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Logstash, Kibana and email alerts

I am trying to setup email alerts using logstash. Right now it emails me EVERY time the pattern "Error" is parsed into my log file which can lead to a lot of unnecessary emails. I'd like to create a ...
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Alerting on file share access

I am running a users file share on Windows 2008R2. My concern is Domain Admins accessing someone's files they shouldn't. I have turned on advanced auditing and tested the results. I see when ...
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How can I delete all alerts for a user in Sharepoint 2007 without visiting every site?

A user leaves the organisation. Their account is removed from active directory. Their user object does not get removed from Sharepoint, and their alerts remain in place. This generates ...
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Is there a good monitoring, alerting tool with a trouble ticketing system + de-duplication & intelligent suppression of alerts?

I have been a nagios user for a long time. Of late, as the size of our server fleet grew, so did the number of alerts from nagios. Signal-to-noise ratio has become very low. eg. When a common ...
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debian app to email me when disk is low and on file changes?

I have a similar question. I tried iWatch but ATM it doesnt seem to email me. but also i dont believe it will watch disk space. That isnt advertise on their homepage. What app can i use to email me ...
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Using Jabber to send network messages

We have a requirement to send desktop alerts to various users (compliance, production) across a network when other users have submitted content online for a report. At present we are using NET SEND ...
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Monitoring a one-off service

We do not have any sort of proper server monitoring solution in place (a situation I'd like to rectify this summer), but I've got one service in particular that I'd like to monitor. [Our current ...
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File movement monitoring and alerts

We have applications that integrates to other applications through files exchanging. We needed to be able to be notified on the following situations: Files are accumulating on a certain folder, ...