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Munin vs Nagios

We're currently using Nagios to monitor about 20 Linux machines (services and functional links). I just find out about Munin and I wonder if this is a Nagios replacement, or it can be used together ...
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what does the 'm' unit in munin mean?

I'm using munin as a tool for monitoring my servers. On some of the graphs, the units are marked with a 'm'. For instance, my apache accesses graph is labeled 100m, 200m, 300m, along the y-axis. What ...
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How to reset munin graphs

I'd like to reset all graphs for a certain host in Munin. Anyone who knows how I can do this?
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Change a Munin server and keep the data

We are migrating some servers, and we need tp change our Munin server. Most of the Munin nodes are not changed, and we would want to keep track of the historical data, if possible. I can set up a ...
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How to mark every deploy in munin?

Anyone knows if it's possible to mark every deploy with a red vertical line in munin graphs? It will be great to debug possible performance holes in the code. Thanks in advance!
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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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I need to replace munin with something more scalable [closed]

I have used munin on multiple servers for many years with great success, however with more than 100 munin-nodes and when there is load on the clients, the processing is timing out. I have made some ...
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Munin graph size

Munin graphs is very small. That makes some multigrpahs useless for me. Is it possible to increase graph image size?
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Munin on Centos 6 - missing perl MODULE_COMPAT_5.8.8

I'm trying to install Munin on a new VPS through yum install munin but I keep getting an error about a missing perl module: Requires: perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_5.8.8). This is the perl version currently ...
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Nginx Munin plugin shows no data

I would like to monitor NGinx stats through Munin but the Nginx plugins show no data. Is it possible to diagnose why only one of the munin nginx plugins seems to be working? The server runs on ...
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Can someone explain the “use-cases” for the default munin graphs?

When installing munin, it activates a default set of plugins (at least on ubuntu). Alternatively, you can simply run munin-node-configure to figure out which plugins are supported on your system. Most ...
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Interpreting munin graph and committed memory

I've been noticing that my server has been using swap a quite more often now but I can't seem to figure out why. The munin graph shows that the apps memory usage is about 0.7G out of the 1.5G. The ...
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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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How to disable updates for a host in Munin but keep the historical graphs?

I need to disable updates for a particular host but I want to keep the graphs for historical data. I've tried using update no on the host definition in munin.conf but that removes the host from the ...
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Interpreting Munin graphs showing available entropy and MySQL slow queries in sync

We're experiencing performance issues on our website, and after reviewing our munin graphs, the only metrics we've found in sync are Available entropy and MySQL slow queries, with the latter ...
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apache server-status not found. check if mod_status is enabled

I've enabled the apache_ plugins on a munin node: ln -sv /usr/share/munin/plugins/apache_* /etc/munin/plugins/ After restarting the node with service munin-node restart here are the errors I'm ...
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What metrics should I monitor on my Linux-server?

I've been tasked with setting up monitoring of 300 servers, doing different things. I've been looking at various tools, such as Nagios, Munin, and others - so I got a pretty good idea on how I can ...
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Munin Aggregate Graphs from several servers

I am using DNS round robin load balancing and have divided my total traffic onto multiple servers. Each server does around 300-400req/second but I am interested in having an aggregate graph telling me ...
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Delaying munin notifications

I have a few servers that are monitored by munin, and fairly frequently one of a selection of units has a transient failure to read data. That gets me two emails, one telling me that all the values ...
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Munin's smart plugin keeps reporting an error in the past because of the exit code

My hosting provider has inserted a hard drive into my server which seems to have had some sort of error in the past but a full offline smart check showed that everything is (about) ok at the moment. ...
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Can Munin be configured to display hourly graphs?

By default, Munin (I’m using 1.4.5) shows graphs for the day, week, month, and year. Can I configure it to additionally display an hourly graph?
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how to get a total bandwidth graph in munin

I have munin-node in a basic default configuration on all my servers, I would like to create a summary chart that displays total bandwidth in/out http and another chart showing total bandwidth in/out ...
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Bash-Scripting - Munin Plugin don't work

i have written a munin-plugin to count the http-statuscodes of lighttpd. The script: #!/bin/bash ###################################### # Munin-Script: Lighttpd-Statuscodes # ...
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Munin - graph not visible when host down

This night, a server of my farm has failed But, in my munin server, i have lost graph of the host which failed during the night. After reboot host (this morning), and few minutes later, this host is ...
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Does jmxremote affect tomcat performance?

I'd like to enable jmxremote to monitor Apache Tomcat resources utilization with Munin, but I want to know if this will affect the servers performance, is so, how much will it be impacted.
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Munin aggregate graphs are not working

I know this has been asked in several times on many forums before, but still I am struck with similar problem. Individual graphs are working fine however, aggregate graphs are not. I don't even get ...
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Are there any tools for monitoring individual Apache virtual hosts in real-time?

I'm looking for a way to monitor and record Apache traffic, separated by virtual host. I am currently using Munin to capture this and other data for the entire server however I can't seem to find a ...
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Stop Munin messages from /var/log/syslog

I am using munin on a system which is adding a log entry in syslog everytime the munin-node cron job executes. It is not an issue but it sometimes makes other errors spotting difficult. There are ...
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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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Removing a spike from RRDTool database

I've got an RRDtool graph that has a huge spike after a reboot. I've tried using the popular removespikes.pl script on it, but just returns a "No peaks found.!". What's the best way to take care of ...
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HTTP response time profiling

I have a nginx reverse proxy. The server is close to serving 600-700 requests per second. I have a Munin HTTP load time plugin which is outputting this: ...
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Showing a longer timespan in Munin

I was wondering if it is possible for Munin to store and display data for longer than a year? I did Google around a bit, without much luck.
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How can I configure Munin to give me a “total” view of all my cloud servers?

I have a dozen load balanced cloud servers all monitored by Munin. I can track each one individually just fine. But I'm wondering if I can somehow bundle them up to see just how much collective CPU ...
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How to investigate peak in MySQL throughput?

Recently one of our servers has ran out of memory and crashed. After reviewing the munin graphs, it appears that the only metric (other than memory usage) that peaked just before the crash was the ...
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Monitoring Nginx vhosts with Munin

I've set up Munin and so far, loving it. I got some basic Nginx monitoring set up and am able to monitor Nginx's status and RAM usage (with stub_status compiled into Nginx and activated in the ...
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Text in munin graphs corrupted

I'm having a problem in one of my servers, where munin is not able to write the text that accompanies each graph correctly. It is written as random squares, but I haven't found anything in the logs ...
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Munin not creating HTML files in Ubuntu Server 14.04

I have used munin in several servers and this is the first time is taking me so much time to set it up. When I telnet munin directly, I can list the services, there is no error at the logs and munin ...
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Munin in a subdomain using Apache Virtual Host

I'm trying to install Munin in my server and configure the web interface to work in a subdomain. I've configured the subdomain stats.mysite.com and created the file ...
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Amazon EC2: how to find out detailed CPU usage?

I am running several EC2 instances, and I want to know the exact work my CPU is doing. On "normal" machines I am doing this with munin and its CPU plugin which looks at the statistics provided by ...
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Puppet, Nagios, Munin on cPanel based hosts

I've been managing 20-30~ cPanel based hosts over the past year with Puppet, Nagios and Munin for general monitoring / trending however a lot of the methods I've had to use to deploy / manage things ...
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Munin “Available entropy” when using address space layout randomization

Having just configured Munin for statistics logging on my gentoo server (hardened profile), I am noticing that my "Available entropy" is consitently in the 200-300 range. This seems way to low, so I ...
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Reduce munin logging level

Munin is quite verbose, and logs a bunch of things into munin-graph.log, munin-html.log, munin-limits.log and munin-update.log at each run of munin-cron. I already reduced munin-node logging level by ...
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How to add totals into network traffic graphs in munin 1.4.x (like ones in cacti)?

Here's example picture I found with google.
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How do I change, sort, add, remove graphs with Munin?

To keep an eye on what's happening with our production servers I recently discovered Munin. It was trivial to install but I'm having a lot of trouble working out how to add/remove graphs. I found ...
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Munin - Load old/historic data from a database to prepopulate the graphs?

I have a Munin setup that monitors some data from our database about the number of sales. My munin plugin extracts this data from the database with a query. I could run this query for any time in the ...
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Pulling Server Stats for Remote Monitoring

I'd like to write my own server monitoring app. Ideally it could show stats like load, uptime, cpu activity, most active processes, memory usage by process, etc. What's the best way to grab that ...
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How to clean a garbage value in Munin

After I rebooted one of my servers, Munin (which runs on another server) seems to have picked up some garbage response from it in the process of rebooting. ...
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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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Network monitoring systems in Python

There are a host of open source network monitoring systems available. I tried we used to use Nagios, I have been hearing good things about Munin too. The thing is most networking monitors are written ...
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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/ ...