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

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Linux users traffic measurement

I want to measure traffic(upload) made by each user on a linux system. Each users runs a rTorrent instance on a specified port. Also users could make traffic through the ftp server (vsftpd). Is ...
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how do you monitor your lamp server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Apache Server Performance Monitoring i wonder how one can monitor a lamp server (ubuntu) on production. are there any standard tools for this to watch the server ...
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Monitoring mysql server on osx

Is there a good application that will run on osx (GUI) that would let me monitor the queries and other mysql server settings on a remote server? G-Man
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Server monitoring for medium scale UNIX network [duplicate]

I'm looking for suggestions for a good monitoring tools, or tools, to handle a mixed Linux (RedHat 4-5) and HPUX environment. Currently we are using Hobbit which is working reasonably well but it is ...
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How should I implement an email circuit test?

I want a high-level test that ensures that both incoming and outgoing email services are operating normally. I've achieved this by writing a python script which does this: Send a message with a ...
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Sysadmin 101: How can I figure out why my server crashes and monitor performance?

I have a Drupal-powered site that seems to have neverending performance problems. It was butt-slow about 5 months ago. I brought in some guys who installed nginx for anonymous visitors, ajaxified a ...
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Best OpenSource Monitoring Tool?

I'm trying to decide between Zenoss and GroundWork. I need an enterprise level monitoring tool and I had heard really good comments of these tools. Do any of you have implemented them? Which are ...
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Monitoring physical RAM errors on Linux

I would like to monitor the ram of two linux systems (Ubuntu and Red Hat). I realize I can run memtest86 from boot to diagnose bad ram. But are there are any solutions to monitor ram while the ...
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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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How can I see who's VPNed in and for how long?

I know how to view the VPN sessions currently logged in and how long that connection has been on but I want to be able to view a history of these activities over long periods of time. I don't think I ...
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Whatsup gold reporting [closed]

I work for an IT consulting company, and we use WhatsUp Gold to monitor our and our clients' servers. WUG works, and provides all the data we need in a reasonably useful format. However, management ...
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Free monitoring and inventory software like ms system center configuration manager?

Free monitoring and inventory software like ms system center configuration manager? I know about spiceworks but there you have to log in with account and I don't know if they are sending some of our ...
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running vmstat around a command

Im trying to automate a long list of database experiments. I would like to save vmstat output while specific parts of the experiments are running. Does something exist along the lines of time(1) or ...
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Website Use Monitoring for 3 People [closed]

I work in an IT startup with 2 partners, and I'm the programmer/IT guy -- in other words, the work horse. To make a long story short, I'm doing most of the work right now, while they spend all day on ...
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Can I use Server Monitor with a non-server Mac?

I have a computer I use as a simple file and web server. I am simply desiring to be able to monitor load, traffic, memory usage, etc via Server Monitor. I have also downloaded an app for my iPhone ...
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Ntpd monitoring

Is it possible to monitor an ntpd server running on windows using snmp ( or possibly something else ) I couldn't find any documentation on the subject. I'm interested in any information the server ...
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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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Can SBS2003 Monitoring and Reporting service work without Exchange?

we have an SBS2003 server. Recently I decided to switch to hmailserver as i feel it's better than exchange 2003, so i disabled it. Of course i don't receive the Monitoring and Reporting emails from my ...
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Free tool to write Performance Counters to MS SQL Database?

Is there some (free) tool that reads Performance Counters (Windows 2008 Server, but 2003 support is a bonus) and adds them to a MS SQL Server 2008 database? Doesn't need to be too fancy as in the ...
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Server Density or Scout-like Services for Windows?

I've been very impressed with agent-based / SaaS-like monitoring services such as Scout and Server Density. They both provide very nice trending, alerting, and reporting capabilities for my *nix ...
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Distributed Server Monitoring Solution [closed]

I belong to an independent IT firm that manages and maintains about 50 business clients networks, ranging from small 5 system networks to 200+ systems. Because we are unable to directly monitor each ...
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How do *you* track and document routine maintenance?

What software or system do you guys out on server fault use to remind you to do routine maintenance? How do you checklist and log the various items you are supposed to check? Do you have an internal ...
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Good option for a transparent internet gateway on Mac OS X

I have a small network of Mac systems, and would like to add some internal monitoring of our internet usage, which has recently begun to climb. I would like to configure one of the machines as an ...
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Testing a website from Linux command line

I am looking for a tool to test a website from a Linux command line. From the output, I need to know the http response (status codes) but also benchmark the time it takes to download the different ...
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Monitor a process on linux

I'd like to get an overview of resource usage of one particular process running on a ubuntu server. Can anyone tell me how I'd go about doing that. Thanks
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How to change Munin's graph colors?

I started to use Munin for monitoring, but I want to change colors of the graph, which are drawn by it's 'loggrep' plugin. Is there any way to specify colors in the config file?
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Performance monitor visualization tool

I'm looking for a tool to display data from performance monitor counters. I'm looking for something that would be visually appealing (look like a dashboard) and it should be able to aggregate (sum ...
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How do I configure cfengine3 to e-mail me when / has less than 10GB free?

I'd like to get a notification when my server's free disk space drops below 10GB. How do I configure cfengine3 to tell me when / has less than 10GB of free space?
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nsclient++ map file entries for windows servers

We use nagios to monitor our network. Has anyone found a sample map file containing entries that correspond to the services in nsclient++
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Bandwidth monitor for apache websites

I am after a web application that will parse apache log files and record how much bandwidth the user has used. We have several virtual hosts that have custom log files and the I/O is recorded at the ...
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Getting an alert when my oracle database goes up or down

How can I get an e-mail alert when my oracle database comes up or down? I have a database that I need to know when it goes down (it would be nice to know if it has come back up), preferably from a ...
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Configure nagios to alert only when there are no mx servers available

In my company there are two redundant MX servers, I would like to tell nagios to wake me in the night ONLY if both servers are down. The default behavior is to alert whenever one of the MX servers is ...
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How i can monitor Http hits using mrtg?

Greetings ... How i can monitor Http hits using mrtg on linux server (RedHat) ? and what are the requirements for that process?
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Zabbix - Some of the monitored items don't refreh

I'm experiencing a strange issue with Zabbix monitoring a MySQL server. Most of the data from the server such as MySQL queries per second and MySQL uptime , Buffers memory etc. update nicely while ...
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Best open source server notification software

I am looking for an open source notification/monitoring software which will work much like growl does with a mac. It would be awesome if I could receive certain messages to my mac computer from my ...
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How to check the result of a script with monit?

Is there a way to check the result of a script with monit? For example a script returns 0 means ok, but 1 means failed. The idea is to call the script from monit on the local machine directly and ...
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Server attack monitor

We've been getting some attacks on our server I think, because our server gets down every day now. I want to monitor what is causing the server to go down or if there is any attack from some site or ...
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What are the means you use to monitor voice quality in your network?

What software/product do you use to monitor voice quality in your system? Do you use Asterisk manager API for making calls and recording audio? Do you have software to receive quality scores?
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Solaris disk I/O spike… which monitoring tools do I need?

My Solaris 10 websever / database server disk io keeps spiking at intermittent times. Using iostat -xtc 5 the reads / sec will jump from 3.0 to 1450.0 and %busy will jump to 98% The apache access ...
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OpenVPN Cloud for Network monitoring

I'm working on a supervision project based on OpenVPN, a good way to send some network traffic through a secure channel to office from there out to the Internet. On office i have an OpenVPN server ...
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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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Sort Active Processes in Unix

How can i sort active processes by total process time in unix?
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How to monitor streaming servers

I have had a bunch of Linux based streaming servers that employed lighttpd web server to provide video streaming via port 80. Recently, our service is very slow. Therefore, I would like to ask if ...
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managing size of collectd directory

Hey All, I currently have collectd running on several servers, though the size of the stored statistics is getting a bit unmanageable. I'm relatively new to collectd, though having looked through the ...
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Distributed Nagios Installation

I'm looking for a plug-in or product that will act as a remote probe and perform tests then send back the results to the central Nagios server. Reason for this is that I'd like to monitor internal ...
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Best way to monitor network traffic through a linux gateway

I have a linux box set up running as a router using iptables. My question is: What is the best way to monitor the traffic passing through it, on a per-IP basis? I've tried using Ntop, but it just ...
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List all files modified or created by certain application

Is there a free tool to list all files modified by certain application? What I would like to see is that I can start "monitoring" and start my application (MS Word). After that I can stop ...
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How do I rollup a hundred nagios service checks to a single check?

I'm monitoring a service via check_nrpe to hundreds of boxes. Whenever this service goes bad, typically every box goes bad and get flooded with notifications/text msgs. Any suggestions on how or what ...
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PNP4Nagios, nagiosgraph, separate Cacti, or something else for Nagios trending

I've been using Nagios for a while now and recently started using Cacti after being dissatisfied with the lack of scaling and lack of any GUI in MRTG. I'm interested in adding trending to my Nagios ...
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Windows Server Login Alert Tools

I am concerned that one of our servers is being abused for a few various reasons. Is there a tool that can send an email when ever a user logons onto the server? I would like to get an email with as ...