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“check file” in monitrc fails with syntax error

I have the following in /etc/monit/monitrc on line 130-131: check file ip-172-31-37-63:1.log with path /home/ubuntu/.vnc if match "Connections\: accepted" then exec /home/ubuntu/alerts/slack.rb ...
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How to tell if auditd has suspended logging?

If you put the following in your auditd.conf, auditd will suspend logging when you have 50MB or less space on your disk: admin_space_left = 50 admin_space_left_action = SUSPEND How can an external ...
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Monit for PHP7 connection failed

Trying to get monit working for PHP7 but getting a connection error. Here is the config file: check process php7.0-fpm with pidfile /run/php/php7.0-fpm.pid group phpcgi start program = ...
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aggregation of monit alerts per cycle

I have a dozen of identical services configured in monit. When I enable alerts for check process on these services and alert condition arises in all of the services I receive a dozen of identical ...
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MONIT: Monitoring logfile on counting and changes of timestamp

I want to monitor a logfile and I am only interested in the "Received new block" lines. I need two different scripts to monitor a) the height, which should always be one number higher then the height ...
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On restart, start with “monitor all” enabled

I have monit enabled and monitoring one of my applications, where if the application restarts more than 4 times in 10 cycles, I stop it, and run a script (which, among other action, also does ...
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Configure alerts on failed Unicorn restart

Our setup looks like this: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS AWS Opsworks Chef 12 Monit 5.17 Ruby 2.3 Rails 4.0.8 And we managed to get everything working just nicely, yet however if for some reason, Unicorn ...
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Debian: How to upgrade MONIT correctly?

I did sudo apt-get install monit but it only installs version 5.9 and the current version is 5.17.1. So I did wget https://mmonit.com/monit/dist/binary/5.17.1/monit-5.17.1-linux-x64.tar.gz to download ...
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Is it possible to visualize disk stats using Monit Graph?

I am using Monit and Monit Graph in order to monitor Mysql and Apache processes. I have found in monit documentation and in serverfault (also here) that I can monitor disk usage and get alerts. ...
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Monit is reporting low memory use

Monit is reporting very low memory use that is not consistent with actual use. If I look at Monit, under System I see "5.7% [918.0 MB]" though the real scenario is very different; total ...
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How to set maximum limit to monit exec?

I have monit setup on servers. I am sending out SNS on monit alerts as below. check filesystem "root" with path /dev/xvda1 if space usage > 80% for 10 cycles then exec "/bin/bash -c ...
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monit can not resolve hostname: getaddrinfo does not find host

I use monit v5.16 running on Debian Wheezy to check if a server is up or down using the ping instruction. Here is my configuration: check host my.server.domain with address my.server.domain ...
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Prevent monit from checking while restarting

We have the following monit config which restarts tomcat if unable to connect to it: check host Tomcat-Foo with address localhost stop program = "/usr/bin/systemctl stop tomcat.service" start ...
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Monit Web Service not available

I'm trying to configure monit on my server using chef solo. When I visit port 2812 response saying this webpage is not availble. config/chef/files/default/monitrc set daemon 30 set pidfile ...
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Nginx M/Monit password protect

I am trying to protect access to M/Monit web interface: Box: ubuntu 14.04 nginx 1.8.1 mmonit-3.5.1 I created a mmonit config file under /etc/nginx/sites-available: server { listen 8080; ...
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Monit “check program” and restart based on exit code

When I use check process, monit will start the program I define under start program then monit will restart it if it stops. But when I use check program monit will not automatically start it. If the ...
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Escalate monit events to pager address

is it possible to send escalating notification to pager address in case when monit test failed for n-times? We want to receive a pager beep only in case when monit tried to do its best and problem is ...
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Monit's $HOST variable expanding to “SYSTEM”

For some reason, Monit's $HOST variable is being expanded to "SYSTEM" which is causing problems for emailing (becomes "From: monit@SYSTEM"). The /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts files are correctly ...
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monit: Consolidated dashboard for monit running on multiple machines

I have monit setup on multiple machines. For Example: x.example.com:2812, y.example.com:2812 and z.example.com:2812. Is there a way so that we can see all these dashboards consolidated at one place ...
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monit: add NOALERT in an IF construct

On debian jessie, I have configured monit to check for HAproxy particular port forwardings, and to restart it if failed like this: check process haproxy with pidfile /run/haproxy.pid group ...
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How to monitor multiple instances of the same process with Monit

I have one process of which I need to run multiple instances. I would like to monitor this with Monit. Currently this is how I'm doing it. check program maintain_workers with path ...
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Heavy stress test on Apache [closed]

We have a production server running Apache that sometimes crashes because of too much load, I'm trying to replicate the situation on a test server in order to test Monit. So my goal here is to ...
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Alert on simultaneous failure of multiple monit services

We're using Monit to check our web servers. When the check fails (or succeeds) the corresponding compontent on a status page is updated via a shell script like this: check host web-a-https with ...
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How to use number of CPUs as a multiplier in monit config?

What is the best way to use number of CPUs as a multiplier in monit confs? I need this for a system that has varrying number of CPUs, depending on predicted load. Right now the only idea I have is ...
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Is there a feature built into Docker for monitoring and ensuring containers are always running?

My first thought would be Monit, which I use to monitor other processes. Is there a different way of doing this in the Docker universe? I wish to monitor both the Docker daemon and specific ...
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Monitoring zabbix server (itself) externally

I have some infrastructure (servers, switches etc) monitored by a Zabbix server, setup to alert in case of issues; so far so good. But what if the Zabbix server itself (or any of the underlying ...
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How to stop monit thinking a flow to start program has failed

I have a web server that I want to monitor using the host rather than the process and restart the webserver if it's stopped responding. The problem is that this webserver takes about 30 minutes until ...
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Send monit alert to log file instead of email

I am using monit for several processes. But I do not want to sent an email when there is an issue, whereas I need it to log it to a file. Can this be done? OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Monit: 5.6 Current ...
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how do I set monit to non-daemon mode

I'm trying to get monit to just excite the monitrc script once and then exit. I've tried monit -v -Ic /tmp/monitrc but when I look at the output it says: Runtime constants: Control file ...
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monitoring muliple machines from one monit webpage

I have multiple machines, a monit instance running on each of them. I'd like one of the instances to be the "master" instance, i.e. the other machines would report to it and I could monitor them all ...
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Monit http status monitoring behaviour

I am using monit v 5.15 and I try to set up monitoring for http status using the basic: if failed port 80 protocol http request "/status.fpm" status > 500 then alert And I ...
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Is it possible to setup Monit to send alerts to Nagios

I am trying to setup Monit on an auto-scaled group of machines. Ideally I would like monit to send alerts to my nagios service (which is already configured to escalate alerts). I have found this old ...
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monit: /etc/monit.conf:188: Error: syntax error 'start program = "'

# monit -V This is monit version 5.1.1 Copyright (C) 2000-2010 by Tildeslash Ltd. All Rights Reserved. # cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 6.6 (Final) monit settings /etc/monit.conf check ...
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Missing Monit WebGUI

I cannot for the life of me locate where the source files for the Monit WebGUI are stored. Does anyone know where in the file system this small web server is served from? Google has not been any help ...
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How to monitor SFTP with monit

I just installed monit and checked the web interface. Unfortunately proftpd is marked as not running although it's running. I think it's because I'm running proftpd with S/FTP not FTP. Is it possible ...
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Varnish failing intermittently for no obvious reason

For the last few years we have been running Varnish as a cache and load balancer in front of several apache servers serving several thousand websites. We also use monit to ensure that if varnish ...
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monit file content check if not match

I have monit set up as follows: check file log with PATH /var/log/nginx/access.log if NOT match "HTTP/[0-9.]{3} 200.*" then alert I need it to send an alert when the log brings up any ...
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Monit use alert along with exec

I have rule like this: if memory usage > 85% for 10 cycles then alert I want to notify not only via email but also via slack. So I can add second line like this: if memory usage > 85% for 10 ...
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monit: how do I restart many Tomcats without overloading the server?

My server has several separate Apache Tomcat instances that each take a lot of time and CPU to start. It is not possible to start all of them at the same time. This would generate too much I/O, each ...
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Monit can't restart nginx

I've got monit up and running on an Ubuntu 12.04 server, to monitor nginx, but I can't get it to successfully start nginx up again. My setup is thus: the monit config file is: -rwx------ 1 root root ...
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using monit to stop or start a service

I would like to use monit to monitor my DNS server. if BIND failed it should stop OSPFD. i tried this but I get an error; > check process named with pidfile /var/run/named/named.pid start > ...
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monit exec file and match result

Is there a way to get monit to run a python script and check the result? I was thinking something like this but it doesnt execute, only reads the file check file app1-check with path ...
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monit mysql not monitored centos

I've been successfully using Monit for several months now and MySQL is one of the services that I've been monitoring without issue. My Monit config is all still in place: Check MySQL check ...
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Monit unable to restart php5-fpm

Monit is correctly detecting that php5-fpm is unavailable as seen in the logs. However, it does not seem to be able to restart the service. log: [EDT Jun 11 18:04:20] error : 'php5-fpm' failed, ...
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setup monit and mmonit

I have installed monit and mmonit on two different machines. I have made below changes to /etc/monit.conf file: set eventqueue basedir /var/monit/ slots 1000 set mmonit ...
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How to monitor the postfix mail queue using monit?

Is there a way to monitor the postfix mail queue using monit? the available scripts just check, up/down/memory or CPU. I would like notices when the queue starts filling up. it would be nice to be ...
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Monit “method not defined”

I'm currently trying to use monit to purge my /var/log partition from specific files whenever the partition runs out of free disk space. I created a file named toto and tried this test after reading ...
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Monit Alert with Multiple URLs

I've got a monit setup to http check several subdomains of an http server. Currently, they are multiple check host statements that look like this: CHECK HOST a.example.com with address 1.2.3.4 if ...
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How can I restart “monit” when it stops or crashes?

I am setting up a server and have just installed "monit" to monitor processes and restart them (and alert me) when certain conditions are met. It works great. My question is what happens when monit ...
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How to configure Monit for use with Puma Ruby Web Server?

I am getting started with Monit and don't have a lot of systems knowledge. I have a Ruby app running on Puma. I want to use Monit to automatically restart Puma if it ever dies. I'm currently using the ...