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IBM ServeRAID: how to use email alerts?

I just installed a brand old IBM server with a ServeRAID 4Lx card. I installed the driver, and the ServeRAID manager software v9.30. Everyting works as expected. My problem is: Yesterday, when ...
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Is there a way to run top as a daemon to gather historical process data?

I am aware that I can write a cron job that will run top in batch mode and write the output to a file but I am looking for something more elegant than that. Also I am aware of sysstat (sar) but I am ...
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Green-IT: How do you deal with poweroff systems in your system monitoring?

Many of you probably have completed or are contemplating Green-IT projects with the goal to power off idle or unneeded systems when demand for computer resources is low: How you did handle this ...
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Custom checks across servers and custom applications

I'm half expecting the answer to this is Nagios, but I just wanted to check against certain specific requirements we have with our infrastructure and custom applications. We need to monitor for ...
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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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Software for monitoring many sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What tool do you use to monitor your servers? Can anyone recommend a website monitoring service? My company builds and maintains sites for our clients. On any given ...
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Hiding hosts in Nagios

I would like to monitor a few hundred hosts using Nagios, yet I only want the switch fabric to show up in the statusmap.cgi. Is there a way to prevent a host from showing up in the status map, yet ...
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IBM x3500 Server managament/monitoring tool

I took over monitoring an older IBM x3500 7977 server and i don't have much knowledge of IBM servers. I'm looking for the equivalent of Dell Server Administrator from IBM, just to monitor and alert on ...
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Server performance and disk usage portal?

I'm looking for a good web based portal to install on internal production servers to give information about the health of the server to people who have no login permission for that server at the ...
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Find out which process is changing a file

I'm trying to find a reliable way of finding which process on my machine is changing a configuration file (/etc/hosts to be specific). I know I can use lsof /etc/hosts to find out what processes ...
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Why is my munin plugin being double executed (concurrently)?

I have a custom made munin plugin that currently is being executed twice every time $ ps fax 16844 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/munin-node 18206 ? S 0:00 \_ /usr/sbin/munin-node 18863 ...
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Spawn phone call from EC2 alerts

I have a system setup on AWS/EC2, it currently is using their CloudWatch alert system. The problem is this sends just to email, when ideally I would like this to be making a phone call and/or sending ...
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What is a good solution to manage a lot of computers over the internet? [closed]

Here is the situation. Our company has just over 300 computers in 90 offices spread across 4 different states. The computers are old and runnings Windows XP. I am looking for a good cheap way to ...
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How to setup a nagios event handler to run only in non working hours?

I have a event handler configured and running in nagios which is triggered every time a given service is in a CRITICAL state. The problem is that we decided that in regular working hours there's no ...
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script to automatically test if a web site is available

I'm a lone web developer with my own Centos VPS hosting a few small web sites for my clients. Today I discovered my httpd service had stopped (for no apparent reason - but that's another thread). I ...
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How do people keep track if their server software is up-to-date? [closed]

Assume you have a server that is non-Windows, how do you keep track if you server software is up-to-date? Meaning, what tool already exists that will send me automated alerts to inform me that my any ...
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Adding a device with separate name and title using the Zenoss API

The Zenoss UI lets you add a new device with a device name and a title. The former needs to be an IP address or DNS entry, the latter is then used for display purposes. I am trying to do the same ...
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Remote Linux server monitoring

I'm looking for a solution to monitor multiple Linux servers remotely. I don't need a whole lot of granular data, just basic things like server load and critical error notifications. I'm no Linux ...