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

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Monitoring thin with monit

I have been struggling to get monit to monitor my thin cluster for some time now. I am using 3 thin instances. These are my monit and thin config files: /etc/thin/vocab.yml: pid: tmp/pids/thin.pid ...
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Simple internet connection uptime monitor

I need to just monitor how often an internet connection goes down - and for how long. I was going to just write a bit of python that pinged 8.8.8.8 every minute but I thought there must be a util that ...
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Automated general monitoring of linux server

I'm looking for open-source software or other solution to install on my linux server that will keep me up to date on the server's performance and status by email. I envision something like this: I ...
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Tool to show summarized cpu usage per user

I once saw report that contained information, that within given time frame, total number of x cpu minutes, were used, and this was: - afterwards was list of uids (or usernames), and total number of ...
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Is there any way to monitor a specific library in linux?

I would like to install phpmyadmin on a production server, and apt says it will uninstall libgd2. In this case I know libgd2 is not used, but I've asked myself if in another case I would be able to ...
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Configuring an extra ip for the hosts in nagios 3

I've just migrated from nagios2 to nagios3, basically for the custom macro feature. In my network there're two kind of servers: Single ip server (the same ip is used both for services and snmp ...
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Simple tool for mointoring web/FTP/DNS/mail servers?

I have a few servers with the common services running (apache, imap, pop, smtp, ftp, ssh, svn, etc...) and would like to monitor their availability. In particular, I would like to be alerted (email ...
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devices that can be turned on when something goes wrong on a server

I have a computer that monitors some servers. I would like to connect a device to the computer that can be turned on (like a siren or police light) when some anomalies are detected on the server. ...
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siteremote/siteKiosk alternatives [closed]

I've been using siteremote for a while, and while it is a great product, there are about 70% of features that I'm not using. You need to buy siteRemote and siteKiosk licenses that are quite expensive. ...
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SBSMonitoring.mdf reached limit

I have SBS 08 Standart. I have some Error in my Event Viewer with MSSQL$SBSMONITORING Event id 1105, 1827: Could not allocate space for object 'dbo.EventLog'.'PK_EventLog' in database ...
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How to monitor memory usage of linux server using nagios

Just installed nagios on a central machine and nrpe on 10 remote linux machines and just started monitoring them. It works great. I can get cpu load, current users, processes, mysql, etc. I can't ...
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Exchange End User Usage Statistics Tools

Anyone know of software/tools used to measure and draw reports based off of end user Exchange usage? Items for a particular user would include: How many messages a day List of top receipts from that ...
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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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iwatch doesnt email me or appear to doing anything?

-edit- I had no luck installing opsview and i tried nagios. I'm using nagios instead and it appears to be good. I installed iwatch and have sendmail working (cron jobs are emailed to me). I enabled ...
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Open implementation of IP SLA

Is there a possibility to use a Linux server as an Cisco IP SLA probe? Is there any open implementation of IP SLA available which is compatible with Cisco responders?
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tool to alert when files change?

OS=debian I have several sites and two users who work on them and sometimes update. Instead of enabling/disabling the users when the site go live i trust them and assume they wont break my site. ...
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How to monitor guest virtual system from KVM host (CPU, MEM, HDD, NET, …)

How can I monitor statistics like cpu, memory, disk or network activity from KVM host of some guest system. It needs to be from command line of the host system. Is it somehow possible?
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What do you use to Monitor Server CPU spikes / processes

Sometimes, My apache/Passenger Rails server just spikes to 100% CPU usage and stops working. I need a way to monitor what process spikes it to 100% usage ?. What tools can i use to monitor such things ...
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How to check/monitor/log Servlet memory usage on Windows?

I've notices several topic on how to check the memory usage of Java application on linux, but I can hardly find anything, even on Google, about a quick and easy way to perform such a check on Windows. ...
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Munin, monitoring & emailed alerts

I've got several servers serving some websites. I've got Munin set up so I can track things like memory consumption, disk usage, etc. What I'd like to have now would be a way to get emails if ...
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how can i see what sql server is doing?

as i am a dev i am a user of SqlServer on my dev machine, and i rarely get to see what is happening on the server. But at this project the client also manages it's own production SqlServer, and ...
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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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Collecting data from Different VMs running different versions of Windows

We have a collection of VMs that need to be queried for specific information like dll versions for some applications. Currently this is done manually by logging into the machines and then collecting ...
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mysql query monitor

I have mysql server. I need a free monitor (something similar to the mysql enterprise monitor http://www.mysql.com/common/images/enterprise/EnterpriseDashboard.png). I need the graphs to be in ...
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Konica Minolta Printer MIBs?

I'm looking for a MIB for a Konica Minolta BizHub 600. The product's support page doesn't appear to have the MIBs in any section. Various combinations of search terms produce mostly marketing pages ...
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SQL - progmatically change refresh rate for ALL publishers in replication monitor

How can I change progmattically change the refresh rate of all the publishers in the repliation monitor ? Without going into each one to change it's publisher setttings. MS SQL SMS 2008 R2 AHIA, ...
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centos or tomcat restarting - how to monitor?

I'm a almost totally beginner to server administration. I recently got a VPS box on nixcom.ca to learn the stuff, installed nginx and tomcat. The issue is that almost after every one or two days of ...
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Monitoring health (SMART data, temperatures etc.) of many remote computers

Is there any software that would allow you to view the system health data of lots of remote windows computers over the internet? Preferably not overly complex, and free would be a big plus! I would ...
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How to monitor crashed mysql tables?

We often get the error Table marked as crashed and should be repaired on some of your mysql tables running on a windows 2003 server. How can I monitor if a table in a mysql db is "crashed"? Is there ...
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Monitor applications with zabbix [closed]

How to monitor applications(mysql, tomcat, ....) with zabbix? Please need step by step guide
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monitoring of the virtual host (apache) bandwidth and visitors via nagios?

I've installed Nagios and Centreon, and I want to monitor the bandwidth and the number of visitors of each VirtualHost in Apache server. I've found check_http but it checks only if the virtualHost is ...
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What is the best error monitoring tool for Ruby on Rails applications? [closed]

I'm looking for something to track the errors being raised across our multiple rails applications on our multiple servers. Ideally: the application failings sends an email to something@something.com ...
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Monitoring solution to help fix slow MySQL queries problem

I have two servers: one that runs Apache and another one just for MySQL. I don't have any monitoring tools installed on any of them. Every once in a while it appears that my SQL queries are running ...
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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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Nagios: Any point in monitoring /proc/sys/fs/inode-nr when also using inode monitoring in check_disk

We are using the standard Nagios check_disk plugin which has the ability to monitor the inode usage on a system. We also have an in-house plugin which checks the data in /proc/sys/fs/inode-nr. ...
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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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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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Network Monitoring

I have network of more than 50 users and I want to monitor all of machines for there downloading stats. How much(in MB's or GB's) been downloaded or uploaded by every machine. Every user has ...
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Identify spawned processes

I think that the number of processes forked per sec is a bit too high on one of the servers. How can I monitor what processes are spawned? Is there any tool that can help me? I know I can strace a ...
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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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Cacti dskIndex RHEL

I'm attempting to use includeAllDisks in my snmpd.conf for RHEL 4 and RHEL 5 machines, but no data is being returned on the Cacti Data Query. snmpwalk isn't giving me any results. $ snmpwalk -v 2c ...
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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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Monitoring multiple remote Dell PowerEdge servers

We have a number of remote PowerEdge servers that we would like to monitor for hardware issues. Some of the servers are accessible by VPN while others are only accessible over the internet behind a ...
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Jconsole over VPN

I'm trying to monitor a remote jvm using jconsole. I need to do this monitoring through an OpenVPN network which might me part of the problem. This is the network configuration: Server A ...
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Colour tail of Apache logs

Monitoring apache logs with tail –f tends gets very frustrating for the eyes after a while. Are there any tool/options to colorize the log outputs? Maybe signal FATAL with red, etc...
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Anyone know of a free flood ping utility for Windows? [closed]

Does anyone know of a free ping flood (some people call it flood ping) utility for Windows? I want something portable that I can install anywhere. I use ping flooding to primarily test for packet loss ...
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Simple web server monitoring (alive)

Any tip about software to monitor if a web server is up and running on linux ? It should be able to run with not knowing anything more than the URL. And it must have functionality to send an email ...
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What to seek/avoid in a hosted server monitoring service?

I'm looking for hosted monitoring solution (CPU, memory, disk, loads, mysql, replication network etc..) for a group of servers on Amazon EC2 /Scalr (app, mysql, load balancer). So far I found ...
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Real-time website traffic monitoring for operations teams

Working on medium sized websites we've always built our own real-time traffic graphing solutions and displayed those on a big screen mission control style so that if traffic starts to climb, load ...
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Cisco Switchport Throughput Monitoring with SNMP?

I have a Cisco 4500 that I would like to perform network throughput monitoring on. Which OID should I be looking at to get this information? What options to I have at otherwise getting this ...