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How i configure monit to start a process with a specific user?

Monit runs with root, but i don't want to start my processes as root.. like mysql, mongrel, apache..
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Monit: How to optimally monitor an URL

My webserver runs nginx with php5-fpm. If some trouble occurs, usually php5-fpm hung up, resulting in a "bad gateway" server error. Of course, I never know, if nginx may crash as well, some day. When ...
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How can I access the bios remotely on a desktop computer acting as a server? [on hold]

What are the options for having remote control via network of a computer even down to the "bios" level. I've seen Dell's DRAC / Out-of-band management that they have for their servers, and typically ...
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Include check_command with nagios/icinga alerts

Is there a way to include the check_command that is being used when being alerted via Nagios or Icinga. Example: define command { command_name check-x-dc6.x-icmp command_line ...
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Issues in monitoring apache tomcat server using Monit

I have installed Monit using the following command in Ubuntu Linux 12.04.1 server sudo apt-get install monit My main goal in using Monit is to restart my - MySQL and Apache tomcat services ...
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Which JMX statistics to watch out for in Catalina/Tomcat?

I have configured OpenNMS to collect all kinds of numeric data coming out of tomcat7 jmx. There are a lot of things. I am interested in monitoring this tomcat instance so that I can avoid down time ...
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Have issue with monitoring 32bit app pools running on 64bit IIS

I am performing a monitoring task on my 64bit web server which has couple of applications pools running in 32bit mode. I am using .Net CLR Memory object in perfmon to monitor them. However, my ...
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Centralised log monitoring for linux servers [closed]

I've read several QA on this site about monitoring servers, but I found out, that none of them centralises all the logs I want to watch. To describe my situation: 10 linux hosts Using logwatch to ...
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Google Apps - Restrict email access outside of the office domain

We use Google Apps as our primary email service provider. We would like to monitor/restrict users who are accessing their Google Apps accounts outside of the organization's local domain (outside of ...
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Correlating network issues with severe weather?

Our helpdesk is noticing that many network issues are associated with medium to sever weather at some of our regional locations. Now this has been escalated to L3, I do see a correlation between ...
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How to monitor your “entire” website?

I've perused through the forums here and was wondering what the best practice was in terms of monitoring the status of your "entire" website? (not just the homepage) In terms of priority, if your ...
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High cpu usage of Play server when started by monit

When I run "play start" from command line, the CPU load is very light. But when monit starts the program (as the same user), then the CPU usage tends to 100 - 130% all the time! Here is the content ...
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Terminal Users Network Monitor

Our current set up is as follows: 2 terminal servers (remote cloud, load balanced) 25 thin client connections (rdp) 5-odd laptop connections (rdp) 10/10Mb dedicated office internet line We're ...
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Can Salt (Saltstack) gather and relay data for Graphite, Ganglia, or Zenoss?

I'm starting a new project and considering using Ansible or Salt for deployment automation and, perhaps, more sophisticated orchestration (server management and federation). With Salt I'm wondering ...
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Determine what has changed a specific key on Windows registry [closed]

History : My C drive disappeared from "Computer" on my Win7. After fixing it a couple of days ago by changing a registry key, I notice today that my C drive has disappeared AGAIN. ...
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How can I monitor disk IO load on a Windows 2008 server?

We are running multiple processes on our servers, which are mostly CPU intensive, but also use the local HDDs for reading the data. I can trivially look at the CPU load and memory usage in TaskManager ...
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HP Proliant G6 reporting failed SSD drive - alternative strategies for monitoring?

I would like to get your feedback about a controversial situation I found myself in some days ago. I was tasked to use a HP Proliant G6 for development purposes with 2 new (< 2 months, never used ...
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Count apache processes by domain requested

Found this rather handy script on http://www.thingy-ma-jig.co.uk/blog/25-10-2007/the-price-of-sucess-too-many-users which I modified a little to just show a running count of the number of apache ...
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Monitor where request come from [closed]

I'm looking to monitor where the people who are viewing my site come from in real time, is there a program or a tool that allows me to view a world map and blink where the city or country where the ...
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Cacti: How to monitor Windows Hosts?

I have Cacti installed on a computer and SNMP enabled on my Windows Hosts (Community string : public) How do I get the Windows Network Utilization, HDD, CPU, and more? I would like a guideline on ...
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Starting Automatically Tomcat 7 Monitor Windows 7 / Vista

Anybody knows how is possible to start automatically Tomcat's Monitor? Tomcatw.exe with the service's Tomcat? I tried but, it does not start. I was trying to install like windows Services manually, ...
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What tool to use to identify a high-CPU Tomcat thread?

We have a load balanced server farm using Tomcat 7. Once in a while (once a day, at least) a server's CPU load spikes way up. This appears to be legitimate server usage and not a fault, but I ...
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collectd does not work

I have installed collectd-5.0.0 on Fedora12 server and would like to run its service for receiving data from clients. I have enabled network plugin and rddtool plugin as commented: collectd.conf in ...
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Monitoring PostgreSQL replication with Nagios and check_postgres shows intermittent delay

I have a master and hot standby setup with PostgreSQL 9.3, and I'm attempting to monitor the state of replication on the standby using the check_postgres tool and the "hot_standby_delay" action. This ...
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What Warning and Critical values to use for check_load?

Right now I am using these values: # y = c * p / 100 # y: nagios value # c: number of cores # p: wanted load procent # 4 cores # time 5 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes # warning: 90% ...
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Configure Monit to monitor PHP5-FPM on Ubuntu/Nginx setup

System: LEMP running on Ubuntu 14.04 I'm trying to configure the tool Monit to restart Nginx or PHP-FPM if ever there is a problem. It is correctly monitoring Nginx however under status for PHP-FPM ...
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Does the “Enterprise PKI” MMC allow for any automated testing of the PKI?

I'm using the Enterprise PKI snap in to diagnose and check the health of a MSFT PKI system. Is there any way to script/automate this tool to alert me to the pending expiration of a CRL or missing ...
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Web Based Server Monitoring and Alerts For In-house server [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a project that has an in-house set of CentOS 6.5 servers for both Apache and MySQL. What happens is that it doesn't have a monitoring system so, if it happens for the server ...
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Munin - apache_watch_ plugin, does not show any data in the graphs that shows activity for per vhosts

I am using Munin for monitoring my server. I installed the apache_watch_ plugin so that i could see apache related activity. The graphs for apache_accesses, apache_processes and apache_volume work ...
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Zenoss: Getting SNMP stats over SSH

I have the SSH connection working. I have it successfully modeling the device (Ubuntu Server, in this case). What I can't get to work is the SNMP portion. It sounds like I have to custom add the ...
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Monitoring multiple linux servers and automatically restore services or reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What tool do you use to monitor your servers? I want to monitor around 30-50 servers. This includes: Is MySQL running? Is Apache2 running? How high is the ping? If ...
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God Process Monitoring - CentOS - Event System Not Found

I have god installed on at least a dozen (or more) servers running CentOS 5.5 in both i386 and x86_64 flavors that work perfectly. I just setup two new CentOS 5.5 x86_64 servers and installed God, but ...
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What Logs / Process Stats to monitor on a Ubuntu FTP server?

I am administering a server with Ubuntu Server which is running pureFTP. So far all is well, but I would like to know what I should be monitoring so that I can spot any potential stability and ...
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Get port vlan tag via snmp on HP Procurve

I'm trying to write a nagios check that will check if a port is a member of (tagged in) a perticular VLAN. I've discovered the following SNMP location SNMPv2-SMI::mib-2.17.7.1.4.5.1.1.40 for checking ...
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How to Monitor Network in Medium-Sized Company?

I work at a medium sized company (100+ employees). An issue that has been cropping up is network performance, internet access in particular. We have about 70 or more computers, a mix of Mac OS X and ...
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Load times of S3 Static Website

We have recently decided to move our static single page website to AWS S3, the previous server was hosted by Godaddy(cpanel) in singapore. We are using Synthetics New Relic to monitor our website and ...
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Is there a visual tool running on Windows that lets me display CPU load etc on Windows and Linux machines?

I would like to have a real time visual status screen displaying the current CPU usage (and possibly memory consumption) for a number of remote machines. These machines will be reachable only using ...
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How to detect virtual machines freezes

On cloud platforms you often hear that because of high load on neighboring VMs, disks over oversubscribed ethernet, backups, or live migration to other hardware, the virtual machine can 'freeze' for a ...
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NSClient++ FAIL on Windows 2008 R2 — PDHCollector.cpp(215) Failed to query performance counters

I am attempting to monitor windows server 2008 r2 x64 Enterprise with Nagios. When I test/install the nsclientI get the following error: PDHCollector.cpp(215) Failed to query performance counters: ...
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Nagiosgraph mouseover fails

I have setup Nagios 4 together with Nagiosgraph and they are both working perfect. However the javascript Mouseover effect does not work. I have copied the following line in ...
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Finding short-lived TCP connections owner process

Running tcpdump on local connections to an apache server, I found TCP connections being established and closed immediately every 2 seconds. How do I find which process is responsible for these? ...
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Get number of TCP established connections

On a Linux server one can use netstat -tan | grep ESTABLISHED| wc -l but this will not work on a high load server with watch -n1. Such approach works fine if the server is not very busy or the ...
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How to calculate counter metrics not in real time

I use a Statsd daemon (bucky) and Graphite to generate counters for several metrics in our organization. Statsd protocol is real-time, meaning that you submit metrics and after an interval it ...
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How to send Windows Performance counters to Logstash + Kibana?

I would like to setup monitoring for system resources on my Windows servers. I've noticed a common configuration in Linux is to use collectd daemon to get system metrics information. From collectd ...
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check_ssh executed from Nagios server returns “Server answer: ”, nothing else

Commmand works on the host I need to monitor (its IP is denoted as $HOSTADDRESS$ here): [root@host ~]# /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_ssh localhost SSH OK - OpenSSH_4.3 (protocol 2.0) However, on ...
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Is it overkill to use Ganglia and Nagios for one server? [closed]

In my home I run a Plex/Data server. It basically just serves everyone's files and then Plex to play movies and such. A Teamspeak server also runs on it, but nothing major other than those tasks. I ...
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Intermittent munin-cron error “There is nothing to do here, since there are no nodes with any plugins”

We've installed munin monitoring on one of our servers. Generally it seems to be working well but occasionally, 4 times in 2 months to be exact, munin-cron has generated the following error: ...
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Sensu not notifying when RabbitMQ is down

I have set up Sensu with the API and Server running on one instance, and RabbitMQ running on a separate instance. This is working quite well for us; however, if the server or api loose connectivity to ...
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How do I add MMS to an existing MongoDB installation

I have installed the MMS agent on a live production server (Ubuntu) and it has not found the existing MongoDB instance running. Is there any way of adding an existing running MongoDB instance to this? ...
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Per process I/O accounting on AIX

Is there a way of getting per process I/O statistics on AIX, i.e. to get current disk I/O rate of a process? Commands like iostat, nmon, topas etc. can't display such data. Filemon also doesn't help. ...