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Take a look a ITwatchdogs. Their weather goose line looks very nice. They monitor temp, light, sound, humidity, etc. Here's a list of vendors (not APC) that have other products. What I use in my data center appears to be a discontinued model. What ever you end up using, make sure that: They use SNMP, not some special protocol. Have remote temperature ...


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One simple way to get Windows Server 2008 to send low disk space e-mail alerts is to use Task Scheduler and the System Log. If the free space falls below the percentage specified in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\DiskSpaceThreshold, an event is recorded in the System Log that can trigger a task to send an e-mail message. ...


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You could use something like LogWatch. Or even a simple script like this (it's pseudo code you'll need to modify it for your enviroment): #!/bin/bash GREP_STRING=`grep -c <error string> <acpid log location>` if [ $GREP_STRING -ne 0 ] then <send email notification> fi Put that in cron to run every hour or so and you should get ...


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This depends slightly on the operating systems you're running on the servers, but in general, it is possible to obtain alerts from HP ProLiant servers and Smart Array RAID controllers. The full driver and software support listing for your DL380 G5 systems is listed here. SNMP and a monitoring solution is the best approach... But you can augment that with ...


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Using XMPP / Jabber to send Instant Messages is pretty popular. Here is a short tutorial on how to set this up.


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What you're proposing is to effectively re-implement your monitoring system (by feeding the current system's alerts into another monitoring system that's smart enough to know something is wrong if it's not constantly reassured that everything is fine). This almost certainly is not what you need. What you need is a combination of on-site and off-site ...


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This is the compressed kernel and you should care if it ever changed without you knowing about it, because if the kernel was replaced, you could be open to any attack. It may have been a legitimate reason, but unless you are sure, you should not trust the changed kernel.


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net send * "This is a message."


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I think monitoring the event log is the easiest scenario. You can pick your poison (Microsoft System Center Essentials, Nagios, etc.) and have it send out an SMS alert when you come across Event 528's and 540's of logon type 10. Monitor 538's (again of type 10) in order to see them log off. Reference: ...


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You can use OSSEC HIDS to set up rules on log files and, at the same time, get security information from your host. Setting it up is very easy: Download the source Uncompress it and run ./install.sh Choose local install Answer the questions (email, checks, etc.) Edit /var/ossec/rules/local_rules.xml as specified below Start OSSEC with ...


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There isn't one standard, at all. You need to define what you're monitoring for your clients and how you'll do it. If you're making sure their websites are up, a hosted solution (is that what you mean by "cloud") is probably best. The hosted monitor will hit the websites from one or multiple locations and measure the response times. If you're doing ...


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A couple of specific answers and a suggestion ... 1- There are several makers (linked in other answers) of standalone temp and humidity monitoring devices. These are pretty simple .. typically you mount them where you want to monitor, plug them into the network, and configure them to email alerts. They work well. 2- Most servers can raise SNMP alerts ...


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We show nagios alerts on our IRC channel using the NagiosIRC bot


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You associate an SQL Agent "alert" to detect the error, which then sends an email to an "operator" or runs a job. You use sp_add_alert but the main info is here: Monitoring and Responding to Events


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Nagios supports exactly what you want. Take a look at passive checks and freshness. Basically, you define a host and service for your job, and tell Nagios that the service is passive and has a specific freshness threshold (e.g. 26 hours.) Whenever your process runs, have it submit a "OK" result to Nagios. Nagios keeps track of when the OKs are submitted, and ...


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The answer to such questions is most often Nagios. The alerting options are as flexible as it's monitoring capabilities. Configure it to send only the alerts you want and no more.


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Try the --errors-only flag which should greatly reduce the amount of text spit out by this plugin. -e, --errors-only Display only devices/mountpoints with errors This seems to do the trick for me. Note the drastic difference in the output: # /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_disk -w 20% -c 10% DISK WARNING - free space: / 37167 MB (96% inode=98%); ...


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Check out HP Insight Manager http://www.hp.com/go/hpsim I believe it should work with your Servers


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I checked out several of the options mentioned on this page, and ended up using something far simpler: swatch. Those other systems are great for dealing with existing system logs, or with software where you don't have control over the output. I just didn't want to write a bunch of code to do email notifications just yet. So I just created a swatch file ...


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I would suggest Nagios its what we run where I work for monitoring multiple machines with are network. Its very good i've not used it specifically for what your doing but you can certainly set it up to email you when errors occur. There is a guide here for installing it on Ubuntu http://beginlinux.com/blog/2008/11/install-nagios-3-on-ubuntu-810/ and one ...


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We are using twitter, google chat, mail, and the best thing is the nagios firefox plugin there are also hardware option like the nagios nabaztag mod


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You could look at setting up a jabber server and installing a jabber client on each users machine. Logins can be tied to AD or to another LDAP system or a database. As it's open source if the config file doesn't let you disable the features you want disabled just disable or remove that block of code from the source.


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We use Nagios for this. The check_http program included with it knows how to talk SSL, and can return a "warning" or "critical" status based on how close the certificate is to expiration. From the command's help output: CHECK CERTIFICATE: check_http -H www.verisign.com -C 14 When the certificate of 'www.verisign.com' is valid for more than 14 days, ...


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Set up a Pingdom monitoring service to send you emails and SMS messages when things go wrong. Also set up something like Nagios to alert on internal services, also set up to alert via sms, using a provider such as Clickatell.


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Nagios runs external commands without any ENV. To simulate this, you can try running your manual test via "env -i ". You seem to already know this, because you are explicitly setting PATH and HOME. You should try to avoid this, and just use full paths in any scripts/commands/etc. You also might need to escape some of the non-alphanumeric characters in your ...


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I can think of a few different ideas. The "built-in" functionality in Windows XP that yoy're looking for is the Network Location Awareness service. Having said that, though, you'll need custom code to take advantage of it, because it's just an API and not a finished "solution". You could use a "ping probe" tool to poll the wired NIC IP addresses on the ...


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Yes. A more precise answer will require more detail, because there are several ways to go about it,but from the sounds of things you really need a moniroing system. At a minimum, look into setting up an SNMP server which all your clients can report to and send an alert out over SNMP if the status of their wired connection changes. You could even do ...


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I see from Wikipedia that this has something to do with the kernel That is an understatement: The vmlinuz file is the kernel itself. It is this file which gets loaded when you boot your server, then it gets uncompressed (hence the 'z'), and then started. If you recompiled or installed a new kernel then there is nothing to worry about. If you did no such ...


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Recent versions of auditd have a dispatcher that supports sending events to syslog so you can perform the processing through your centralized logging system (assuming you have one). Edit: puppet supports syslog as a log dest so you could do correlation there as well.


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And you can send it with something like this: EMAILMSG="/tmp/logreport.$$" echo "Something to put in the email" >> $EMAILMSG cat $EMAILMSG | mail -s "Whatever Subject You Like" user@domain.com rm -f $EMAILMGS



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