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

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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..
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Windows app to monitor Linux server load, etc of a remote server in real time? [closed]

Is there a desktop app (for Windows preferably) that will connect to a remote Linux server, and provide a realtime meter/history graph of the server load and other metrics on that remote server? ...
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How do I passively monitor the Windows Event Log?

How can I monitor the Windows Event Log remotely such that I will be informed automatically when certain events occur? There are plenty of active monitoring solutions, but they require human ...
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How to monitor Windows host with Nagios?

How do I use Nagios to monitor Windows clients? Are there any alternative solutions available?
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Monitor a Windows Server using SNMP

How hard can this be? I want to get the current CPU performance from a remote Win 2k3 machine. I need to use SNMP because the machine is behind a firewall. Assumptions: I understand networking/can ...
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Disk/RAID Monitoring for HP Proliant Servers and Ubuntu 12.04

How can I monitor the status of the hard disks and the RAIDs of an HP Proliant server using Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 10.04 I could use the cciss-vol-status to query the RAID status periodically but ...
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FreeBSD: periodic(8) is too noisy. How can I control the noise level?

FreeBSD & MacOSX ship with the the periodic(8) utility, which is a neatly organized set of utilities to periodically run system functions like ZFS filesystem checks, security checks, checking for ...
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Program to snapshot changes made during an install?

Question Is there a decently-priced (free preferred) tool that will allow me to see all changes made to a system (disk, registry, etc.) during the process of an install? Background I would like to ...
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Ganglia without multicast

I'm running Ganglia 3.1.2 on a network where there is no multicast (nor can I turn it on). Does anyone have an elegant solution for getting ganglia to work correctly? I found this: ...
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What is the best/worst monitoring system? [duplicate]

This is one of those generic questions whose only correct answer is ``it depends''. What are the criteria? What is monitored? Reachability, availability? e.g. is a link up/down, does host ...
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How does an administrator generalize alerting when an event doesn't happen?

Often my users require me to be just as responsible for knowing if an event hasn't happened. I've always had to build custom and brittle solutions with cron'ed shell scripts and lots of date edge ...
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Production monitoring for EC2 instances

I'm setting up my first production instance on EC2 and want to make sure I have all necessary monitoring in place. There are three different types of things I want to monitor: Is the instance ...
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what should be monitored for baseline sql server performance

What are the baseline perfmon counters for monitoring SQL Server and what do they mean?
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How do you monitor a monitoring server?

So we run Groundworks (with Nagios) on CentOS to monitor our various servers and processes. I have it setup to automatically send emails and SMS texts when things reach a WARNING or CRITICAL state. ...
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Use Nagios to monitor a log file and send log details

I know Nagios can monitor and alert on the content within a log file, but does anyone know of a plug-in, or other tool, that will monitor a log file for a particular string and then send the entire ...
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Easy way to monitor disk space on multiple MS 2003 servers

I'm looking for an easy way to monitor free disk space on a large number of servers. I would also like to be able to count files in certain folders on those servers
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API Management Solutions [closed]

I'm currently building an API and am looking for a tool to allow me to monitor (in a GUI) and rate-limit usage. I've come across a few enterprise solutions including: http://apigee.com/ ...
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Monitor the shell activity of a user on your Unix system?

Trust, but verify. Let's say I want to hire someone a sysadmin, and give them root access to my Unix system. I want to disable X windows for them, only allow shell usage (through SSH, maybe), so that ...
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Monitoring hardware RAID on VMWare ESXi

I've got an ESXi 3.5 server on "unsupported" hardware - SuperMicro motherboard, Adaptec 9410 3405 RAID controller (oops, the 9410 is the onboard controller that's not being used for RAID) - and I'm ...
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Monitor and graph CPU usage per process and per thread

I need to monitor CPU usage by a given process and each of its threads. For each of them I want to have: average and maximum CPU usage percent, total CPU time used during the captured period, a ...
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Log monitoring toolsets for Unix? [closed]

What are some good tools for monitoring logs on a system? I am currently using logsentry, which basically just runs grep on logs, ignores regexps I tell it to ignore, and mails me everything else, but ...
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How do I monitor redundant power supplies on a Dell server?

I'm purchasing a Dell R610 with redundant power supplies. What is the best way to be alerted in the event that one of the power supplies fails? I'll be running Windows Server 2008 R2. Since this ...
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Record user screen on all workstations

Is there a solution to record the screens of multiple workstations running Ubuntu 8.10. I was thinking of something that records using the vnc protocol (Ubuntu already has a vnc server installed by ...
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Using monit for a process that doesn't background/run as a daemon

I"m using montit for other processes I need to run, but I have a process which doesn't run as a daemon, and I can't figure out how to monitor it with monit
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Need to check a directory tree for changes every 10 seconds and run a script if it is changed

I have a directory that has many folders with code inside it, and I need to run a script to rsync changes over to a couple other servers. I have that script written and working fine, but I cannot ...
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Best method to track folder size growth over time?

I have a file server that has a pretty large folder tree. There's a shared folder, under that are 5 departmental folders. Nested inside of those are thousands of subfolders and files. I would like ...
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System Monitoring service - Hosted [closed]

I'm looking for a system monitoring service, a bit like New Relic, but for more the system itself than the ruby side of things. i.e. something like Zabbix, but hosted like New Relic. I wont ...
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How to send an “Everything is OK” notification from Nagios?

I need to configure Nagios to send a notification that says everything goes well, if there's no problems. Does this sort of setting exist or is there a plugin for that?
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Online Windows Server monitoring

To check a website's availability there is Pingdom (and many others). I'm looking for a similar service (online/web-based, easy to use with notifications) that monitors servers a bit more in detail. ...
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Help me understand mk-heartbeat

Seconds_Behind_Master from SHOW SLAVE STATUS is considered an unreliable measure of Slave lag. mk-heartbeat is often offered as a reliable alternative. Now mk-heartbeat does not even need the Slave ...
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More detail EC2 instances monitoring? [closed]

I am currently using AWS Cloudwatch to monitor basic metrics of my EC2 servers. But it is lacking of detail monitoring such as partition space used, memory free etc. Should I install and use Nagios, ...
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Add marks at specified times on a Munin graph

I want to mark some events on my Munin graphs to see how the graphs change at these points. It seems that in RRD terms they can be created by VRULE command, but I can't find a way to use it with ...
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Recommendation for notification service when web server is down [closed]

Can anyone recommend a good third party service that can notify you when your webserver is down?
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Looking for Hard Drive Health Monitoring software [on hold]

I am aware that the current standard method of drive redundancy and backups would be a better solution, but I would be interested if there was a software that could be installed on workstation ...
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ipmitool - can't find /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmidev/0

Based on a previous question, I installed ipmitool (yum install ipmitool). Even after a reboot, though, i get the following error when trying to run ipmitool power status: Could not open device at ...
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How can I monitor memory usage for a windows-based JVM and trigger an alert if it gets too high?

I have an app that runs as a JVM in Windows 2008. I'd like to monitor it's memory usage and be sent an email if/when memory usage reaches a specific threshold. Is there a free utility or method for ...
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Icinga-web doesn't update when i change configuration

So I've just installed Icinga and Icinga-Web. And everything looked ok when first inspecting the UI's on http://[server]/icinga/ and http://[server]/icinga-web/... I went on and added some new hosts, ...
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Are there complete System Center Configuration Manager alternatives?

I have been researching System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SP2 and struggling to swallow the SCCM pill. The tool seems outdated and not well equipped for managing an environment with the ...
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Monitor multiple webs within a server in nagios

i would like to monitor/test multiple virtual hosts in an Apache Webserver and besides, i would like that these checks appears as a one service in Nagios -> HTTP. And if one of the web/URL fails, the ...
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Best pager / backup phone option for 24 / 7 admin coverage

We have a small, but growing company. We need 24 / 7 coverage on our servers (beyond the managed hosting coverage). We have had cases where people's cell died or were out of coverage. We want to ...
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Monitor LSI MPT disk status

I have some servers with RAID arrays based on LSI Logic MPT chips (specifically the SAS1068E). Currently the only way I'm aware of to get the disk status is to use the lsiutil program and view the ...
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Portrait mode widescreen LCD monitor recomendation [closed]

At my office we are planning to deploy widescreen LCD monitors in portrait mode. We bought one for testing (Samsung T220 unpivotable, so we adapted a pivotable support for it) and it doesn't have a ...
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Where are Nagios Availability-Report files stored?

How to access Nagios Availability-Report files to retrieve "UP Time Percent" and so other information about Hosts and Services? I know It can be accessed through Nagios CGI but I want to use it on a ...
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Monitoring load on AWS EC2

I'm interested in monitoring our EC2 instances to ensure we scale up when necessary. Right now we are monitoring idle CPU time as our metric. We aren't measuring disk I/O as we are not a very disk ...
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How to monitor HTTP response error codes from nginx using munin?

I'm beginning to use Munin to monitor an in-production Nginx server. One thing I'm particularly interested in graphing is the rate of errors--HTTP responses with codes in the 50x range. I'm wondering ...
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Munin's fw_conntrack reports strange number of sockets in TIME_WAIT

Ubuntu Server 10.04.1 x86 Munin 1.4.4 Here is what Munin tells me about connections through firewall on my server: Here is what netstat -n has to say about this: $ netstat -an|awk '/tcp/ ...
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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% ...