Applications or appliances that observe systems and networks to find problems and notify administrators.

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What am I looking for in a Monitoring Solution?

This is a Canonical Question about Monitoring Software. Also Related: What tool do you use to monitor your servers? I need to monitor my servers; what do I need to consider when deciding on ...
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Server health monitoring software [closed]

Hey all! I am looking for some software to monitor the health status of our servers. Our environment is a pretty typical mix of HP/Dell running Microsoft Server and VMware vSphere. We are currently ...
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What exactly do the colors in htop status bars mean?

By default, htop shows colored status bars for processors, memory, and swap. From left to right, the bars are colored green, blue, yellow, and red depending on some thresholds. What does it mean when ...
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What is the best way to monitor a production server?

We are running two production servers with Apache 2 and MySQL. I am looking for a reliable way of monitoring our load, stability and uptime. I have come across monit, but are there better ...
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There is any monitoring hosted solution? [closed]

I know Zabbix and Nagios, but I don't know any company that host those services for others to use. I would like to find a solution that monitored at least some of my public URLs (if they are ...
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monit: check process without pidfile

I'm looking for a way to kill all processes with a given name that have been running for more than X amount of time. I spawn many instances of this particular executable, and sometimes it goes into a ...
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Should old servers be retired

I have servers which are still running well but are over 5 years old. They are still doing the job perfectly and there will be no advantage to upgrade the servers, should I just let them run forever ...
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How do you monitor the health of a mirrored disk in Windows?

I have a Mirrored Dynamic disk on my Windows 2003 Server. How do you monitor the health of the volume? Is there a way to have the server send an email when there is an issue with the volume? Is there ...
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Enable Ping in Windows Server Firewall?

I've just installed Windows Server 2008 on a server and I'm able to connect through Remote Desktop but can't ping. Do I need to open an special port on the firewall to be able to ping a server?
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Nagios check whether at least one out of two services is OK

I have two following passive services: ServiceA, ServiceB on one machine. I would like to have a sittuation when the OK state is satisfied by following conditions: ServiceA is OK or ServiceB is OK ...
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Monitoring production server

Hey all, We have 3 dedicated server, splitted in several VPS using openVZ. We're using munin to monitor the VPS with the production sites, and monit on some one of the VPS to make sure it restarts the ...
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Monitor an incoming SSH session in real time

Is there any linux software to monitor an incoming ssh session. At a previous job I was told that if you ever needed support from Red Hat for example you could have them SSH into your machine and you ...
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Monitor Internet bandwidth

We have an IPCop firewall/proxy installed in our network, and although I can use iftop to somewhat take a look at how the clients are using the Internet, is it possible to monitor it from outside the ...
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What tool do you use to monitor your clients?

Well, we had "What tool do you use to monitor your servers?", and I wondered, do you (and should you) monitor your clients (desktops and laptops)? What tools are useful for this? It seems to me that ...
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How can I monitor bandwidth usage by Virtual Host in Apache on Ubuntu

My Environment: Apache 2.2.9, Ubuntu 8.10 I am trying to find a way to monitor the bandwidth usage on my server broken out by each virtualhost WITHOUT installing something like PLESK, CPanel, or ...
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Is there a Windows equivalent of Unix 'CPU steal time'?

In order to assess performance monitoring accuracy on virtualization platforms, the CPU steal time has become an increasingly relevant metric - see EC2 monitoring: the case of stolen CPU for an ...
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Real time monitoring of MS Windows servers and their services

We have a bunch of large HDTVs in our monitoring office keeping an eye on all of our production equipment. We are monitoring: Cisco routers HP switches HP proliant servers Windows 2003 IIS SQL ...
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Best practices for backup checking?

It is a common situation, when administrator makes system for automatic backuping and forgets it. Only after a system fails administrator notices, that backup system has broken before or backups are ...
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A monitoring tool that captures processes' memory usage/cpu usage, etc over time

I am looking for a way to diagnose issues, such as swap death, where a balooning memory process fills up swap and kills the whole machine (such as apache). I'm already using cacti and I can set up ...
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Linux: logwatch(8) is too noisy. How can I control the noise level?

Our Linux systems run logwatch(8) utility by default. On a RedHat/CentOS/SL system, Logwatch is called by the /etc/cron.daily/ cronjob, which then sends a daily email with the results. These emails ...
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Monitor ESXi hosts with Nagios

Does anyone recommend any methods for monitoring ESXi 4.1 hosts with Nagios? I have looked into SNMP but it seems to be in a pretty sorry state. Net-SNMP does not seem to be included and there is a ...
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How can I find out how many updates are waiting to be installed on a remote server

Is there a way to find out if a Windows Server (2003, 2008) has downloaded the Microsoft Windows updates and is just waiting for the user to confirm "Install Updates and Restart the server"? We use ...
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Nagios plugin to take process snapshot when load is high

We have configured nagios with check_load NRPE plugin to monitor server load. It reports when load is high, but does not have option to take a snapshot top processes ( like top commmand) at that time. ...
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Monitoring Dell/HP Servers Running ESXi (Free)

What are you all doing to monitor ESXi servers that run the free edition? With the lack of SNMP support, it seems fairly limited to me. What'd I'd like to be able to do is get some type of alert when ...
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Am I being spied on my messenger? [closed]

OK. Let's make it clear: I am in a corporate network, and I have suspicions on being spyed. Don´t problem with that, not my PC, not my network. It´s fine. So, just curious: How I can know if they ...
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View “Task Manager” type display remotely

Is it possible to view a remote computers "Task Manager" information locally? I'd like to be able to see the process list of a remote XP computer in the same sort of format as "Windows Task Manager" ...
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What is the Best Way to Monitor Server Temperature?

I need to be able to monitor the temperature of a couple of servers remotely. Does anyone know of any free/cheap software that will monitor the server temp and email it or at least output it so that ...
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Configure Nagios To Alert Depending On Host Group That Service Alert Originates From

So my setup: Services are shared between all hosts (CPU/RAM/Disk/Services). Hosts are split into two main groups: "Production" and "Development". We have two contact groups: "Production" and ...
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Monitoring social sites usage and sending warnings to users that went over daily quota

Are there any tools that can monitor social sites (Facebook, Twitter and so on) usage, and if a particular user has overused his/her daily quota, send him/her a warning?
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How do get apache display url request in Top and PS?

Is there a way to get apache to display the url that it is handling in top and ps? This would help us nail down performance issues much more faster. Thanks.
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How can I monitor per-user bandwidth on linux?

I'm looking to monitor how much bandwidth different users consume on a server. Effectively, I'm looking for something like UserIPacct (http://ramses.smeyers.be/homepage/useripacct/), where I can get ...
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Looking for server monitoring app… nothing fancy.. for Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What tool do you use to monitor your servers? We are looking for a tool to keep an eye on our web servers (http, file exists, connects) and our smtp, pop servers. Also ...
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HP DL380 G6: Where is Temperature Sensor 30 (I/O Board Zone)?

In ILO2 firmware 2.15 on my DL380 G6, the Temp 30 sensor (location: I/O Board Zone) indicates 65C and my fans are running at 78% capacity. The Caution level for this zone is 110C, and the Critical ...
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Hidden Periodic Screenshots on a corporate workstation?

Can anyone recommend something that allows us to take hidden periodic screenshots of a workstation? We have a user who we believe is abusing his computer privileges. We have our suspicions that he ...
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VCenter Server shows error on Hardware Status for hosts

I'm running VMware ESXi on two Dell PowerEdge R610 servers, with a third server, a PowerEdge R410 running vCenter Server. We have an Essentials license. In the past I used to be able to open vCenter ...
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Microsoft Windows server monitoring tools

I'm more of a developer then an IT guy and I was wondering if there are any existing Microsof tools for monitoring servers and potentially SQL Server. We have access to MSDN so anything created by ...
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Find heaviest users by CPU usage in AIX

Is there a way to find the top users according to CPU usage in AIX? I would like to get history if possible, but I am open to installing some extra logging facilities.
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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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Is it's possible to have SCOM interrogate Nagios to get the status information of hosts?

When I said 'like' in the subject, that was just because the English language requires that syntax! I do not like SCOM! But business requirements are almost forcing me to use this as my main pane of ...
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Monitor status of VPN clients

Is there any better solution than ping -t for monitor status of some VPN clients. I have set up FreeBSD router with fix public IP address for accepting incoming PPTP VPN connections. The callers are ...
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Monitoring message delivery on Postfix (or Cyrus IMAP)

There's mail server based on Postfix. I need to monitor which messages are delivered to end-user? and which are not. In processing of each message I need to get some information from its attachment in ...
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Colorize Monitoring of Logs

I sometimes monitor apache and php error logs using tail under FreeBSD. Is there any way to get colorized output, either using tail or some other command line app? Alternatively, what is your ...
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How can I see how much bandwidth each Apache Virtual Host is using?

I have Apache set up to serve several Virtual Hosts, and I would like to see how much bandwidth each site uses. I can see how much the entire server uses, but I would like more detailed reports. ...
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Nagios alerts by telephone?

I have a couple of nagios servers that currently alert me via SMS and email, but I'd like to add outgoing calls to that. The ideal solution would have the nagios machines call my cellphone and play an ...
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Nagios graphing solutions vs Munin/Cacti/Ganglia

I've got a nagios server setup for monitoring ~ 30 Windows servers. I want to add some trending charts. I've read that nagios graphing plugins are simple and many people use seperate, standalone ...
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Is Zabbix the right tool for me?

I just want to monitor a small handful of servers (less than 10). From reading various places it sounds like the top leading contenders (for open source at least) are: nagios munin zabbix From ...
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How to Monitor Bandwidth usage in real terms

I have a small (windows) network with a few people on it. We have internet access via a BT router Generally things are all fine, but occasionally, we seem to experience a dramatic loss of ...
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Tools for Monitoring Multiple Unix Based Systems [closed]

What's your suggested tool to monitor multiple Unix (Linux and OSX specifically) based systems at the same time? I need to monitor the utilization of the CPU, memory, and disks in real time and would ...
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Linux: How to find out whether the harddrive is causing a bottleneck?

I'm not asking how to find out where a bottleneck is. I just what to know how to check if the harddrive is being used at its limit (and hence causing a bottleneck). Something like top where I can see ...
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How i configure monit to start a process with a determinated user?

Monit runs with root, but i don't want to start my processes as root.. like mysql, mongrel, apache..