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Questions regarding system monitoring - Nagios, Icinga, Spiceworks, Munin, Zabbix and more.

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Is there any monitoring tools to create scenarios/dependencies check? [closed]

My team and I got the project to test a new monitoring solution that allow us to : Perform classical monitoring checks (through SNMP, ping, sensor status, vendor librairies etc...) Perform checks in ...
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Windows, Collect information that requires admin rights

I'm making an enterprise dashboard for system status/etc but finding that most of the commands I'll need to run on individual servers, will require administrative privileges to collect the data. For ...
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GCP Monitoring Alerts - Can you take an average across metric attributes?

We're using Bluemedora BindPlane to send on-prem utilization metrics to GCP. In so doing, we're trying to create a GCP monitoring alert that will alert us if the CPU % for a server goes and stays ...
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Creating a stacked area distribution percentile graph in Google Cloud Monitoring

I've created a log based metric using logs stored in Google Cloud Logs based on HTTP response duration. I'd like to a graph which shows stacked area for 50th, 95th, and 99th percentile. I've read the ...
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Google Cloud Metrics show all inode metric types as deprecated, has anything replaced them?

one of my disks recently filled up with a million gcloud log files and used up all available inodes. I had monitoring in place for disk usage, but it seems I can't create monitoring for inode usage. ...
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When should i link a host to a host group or template in Zabbix?

What i understand is that templates defines common entities to reuse them and groups allows us to classify our hosts. Templates are well documented but host groups not. And again, what i understood is ...
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Recommendations for server monitoring tool without central access to the monitored servers [closed]

I'm looking for an open source server monitoring tool for my servers: All servers running Linux, mostly current Debian Buster, but partly CentOS Other OS (Windows, *BSD etc.) don't matter Physical ...
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Prometheus Monitor Host Network Traffic From Within Docker Container

Is it possible / intended to use a prom/node-exporter container to monitor the network traffic of the docker host? In my setup, all the host interfaces show up in node_network_iface_id but ...
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Prometheus not monitoring all EC2 instances of a region

I have set up Prometheus for the monitoring of my AWS EC2 instances, but the issue is taht Prometheus is showing up only 1 instance, however in my AWS instance account there are 2 instances running. ...
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Monitoring the OnPremise network appliances from Azure?

People, I have the need to monitor the OnPremise Network appliances (Gateways, Firewalls and other services IP addresses) from Azure, then send an email alert or trigger alert via PagerDuty. https://...
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Creating an SRE Testing Interview VM

I'm working on hiring for a Site Reliability Engineering role and I want to create a "broken" VM for them to log into and debug. What sort of scenarios would you suggest I put in place to ...
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Server Monitoring Tool via file transfer

I am trying to figure out a way to monitor many Windows servers with a monitoring tool like Nagios, Zabbix even PRTG. The challenge is that server are onboard vessels without a reliable internet ...
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Systemwide File Access and System Call Monitoring on Linux?

In Windows land, you can run Procmon (Process Monitor) from Sysinternals, which will show you every File access, Registry Query etc Systemwide (screenshot attached). You can then backtrack to find ...
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running remote check commands using icinga remote agent

I have icinga v2.11.3-1 installed on 4 servers, one as master and the rest are agent nodes and they are some-what properly configured because they are visible in icingaweb2 under hosts. what I want ...
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GCP VM Disk space alert

How can I configure GCPs monitoring suite to look at % disk utilization (in total space used, not IOPs)? The only "disk used" metric I see in metrics explorer seems to chart some kind of units per ...
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How is possible that free memory goes down and used memory is not going up?

I am collecting the results of free -m command on an ubuntu server every 5 seconds, and preparing a time series graph based on the values of free and used columns. free -m total ...
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Difference between commonly used Classes (Targets) like Windows XYZ Operating System & Computer

I am a beginner in SCOM management. So far i was able to do a lot of things in it - all with the help from Technet and sometimes trial-error experiements. I tried to avoid posting this, read a lot of ...
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Check_MK: How to add service to Servicegroup?

I'm new at monitoring, and would to know is it possible to add a Services to a Servicegroup. What I will do: I have Servers how i monitor and created a Servicegroup, and now I will add queries like ...
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How can I get msmtp to send system messages to my email?

I used to use ssmtp on Debian Stretch. Whenever there are system emails, they would get sent to my admin email. It was quite good because I would get a report on all my servers. This was true until in ...
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atopsar on Ubuntu 18.04 not showing disk activity

I run Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on a AWS EC2 instance (t3.large) myserver:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Release: 18.04 ...
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Excluding a certain file system from Zabbix regex based disk usage monitoring

I found this answer describing how to exclude a shared memory mount from regex based disk usage monitoring in Zabbix. Is there any way to exclude a certain file system (CIFS in this case)... for ...
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How to identify the source of growing blocked processes on a system container (LXC/OpenVZ)

When the number of blocked processes grow indefinitely, how to identify exactly what are these processes. Since I'm inside a system container (LXC/OpenVZ), I can't modify the hosts' kernel modules to ...
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Ganglia - missing metrics for some of the servers

I've installed Ganglia on my Ubuntu 16.04 servers, recently. I basically followed the instructions here. The problem is, rrd files for sets of the metrics for some servers are missing. Most ...
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Nagios notifications only for online hosts

At work I have some 30 Linux workstations which share user accounts and data with NIS and NFS. Users are allowed to turn them off if they do not need them. In order to get an overview over the systems ...
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zabbix 3.2 - How to monitor RHEL7.2 services in zabbix

I am new in zabbix monitoring. I have 2 operation system to monitor windows and Linux and i have done monitoring windows services but i not getting any result on google to monitor linux server ...
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Does it make sense to monitor free memory and CPU usage on servers?

I am monitoring my servers infrastructure using Icinga2 with some master/satellite configurations. On Linux and Windows hosts I am monitoring the defaults system metrics like CPU usage and free ...
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On machine reboot via SNMP

Is it possible to reboot a windows or a linux machine via SNMP? Most of information I've found is related to the reload of the SNMP service itself, instead of host reboot.
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How to reset the admin password for Observium

How can i reset the password for the user admin with MySQL or a Observium script. MariaDB [observium]> select * from users; +---------+----------+------------------------------------+----------+---...
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OSSEC - Not seeing alerts on the Server from file changes on the Agent

I have an OSSEC server and Agent installed and configured. I have imported the key to the Agent and they appear to be communicating. However, I am trying test the file integrity monitoring feature and ...
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kipmi0 process high cpu utilization

Running top on one of our debian 8 dedicated servers and noticed process kipmi0 utilizing 100% cpu. First off...does anyone know what this process is for, what it does, or what program is using it? Is ...
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Check_mk time periods

I have a Check_MK Raw 1.4.0p21 setup on a Ubuntu box 16.04.3 LTS. I`m having difficultie getting Check_MK to respect WATO Time periode. As you can see in the code block, i have a window between 04:56 ...
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which monitoring tool is good for monitoring system hardware,software,user management and network activity for all kind of operating system? [closed]

Please kindly suggest me the tool for monitoring the system hardware, software, applications, services, user management and network related activities of IT Infrastructure.
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Tool / Suggestion o access for server logs [closed]

I want to publish the previous 3 days of log files in /var/log/msg at CentOS.
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How to monitor EMC VNXe3200? [closed]

Currently, I'm using Solarwind to monitor my system, but VNXe can not. Any solution to monitor this? I just get a notification via email or SMS when my disk or array is failed. Thanks.
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monitoring top processes for retrospective troubleshooting on linux

I often have trouble with servers which become inaccessible due to high CPU utilization which then have to be restarted or killed. I use collectd and graphite for stats collection but I have not ...
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Accessing an internal page from an internal system using the external network?

I am kinda new to this. I am setting up a Zabbix web-check for an internal service. But the URL needs to be hit from outside the internal network to get the right output. I do not want to have to set ...
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Zabbix: Different notification threshold for a template-inherited trigger on more capable hosts?

I have Zabbix 3.0 managing a couple dozen or so Linux servers. All of them have the "Template OS Linux" template, which has a warning trigger of "Too many processses running" if there are more than 30 ...
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How to securely gather multiple servers data for monitoring

I got an 'admin' server where all admin GUI can be accessed. I also have 2 other servers, 1 web and 1 db. As I expand for a nodejs server/api, I was wondering how could I transfer servers information ...
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Clear filter in csysdig

How is it possible to reset the filter in csysdig and get the default that is present when the program starts?
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Log system information collected by Monit to local log

I have configured Monit version 5.6 on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. There are few check like filesystem usage, remote host connectivity check and service monitoring. Now, when I check the web gui of monit,...
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Icinga2 - ExternalCommands filling my DB

Today I noticed all external commands received goes to the IDO, myicinga_externalcommands table on Postgres is over 350Gb (probably around 98% of DB). As you may have guess, my setup is a bit ...
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Hibernation mode in Windows

Is it possible to resume the current work session on a computer(Windows) in another computer (Windows) by copying the hiberfil.sys file?
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Nagios OK notification at the beginning of the availability period

I'm monitoring an application which starts just before business hours and shuts down at the end of the day using Nagios 4.3. I've configured the notification period for it to start 3 minutes after the ...
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Add existing Template to Zabbix host

Version 3.2.6. After setting up a new host, I go to the Templates tab > Link new template and add Template App SSH Service for example. I then click Update and I get a green "Host updated" banner. ...
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Make Nagios stack alarms when no connectivity to HP OVO

I'm implementing a small Nagios instance on a dedicated laptop to monitor some telcom devices. The alarms have to be sent via our customer's reporting tool (like HP OpenView) via SNMP Traps. Nothing ...
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atop not working properly

I've (yum) installed atop utility in centOS 6.8. But when I run any atop command (eg: atop -a) , it is giving the following error in commandline. Malloc failed for current sysstats However, I'm ...
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Set Nagios to alert if a threshold is exceeded over time?

I have a server with a memory value that I want to monitor. If the value is over a certain amount over the course of an hour, I'd like to have an alert sent, but until then I'd like to have it ignore ...
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Monitor Windows services - Nagios

In Nagios,how do I monitor Windows services that are running under a different user account and not under the local system account ( log on as)? Thanks in advance.
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SNMPv3 do not work in zabbix

If I run snmpwalk on the same machine of zabbix server I can collect data with SNMPv3 snmpwalk -v3 -u Usnmp -l AuthNoPriv -a MD5 -A 'AuthPass' 10.x.x.x .1.3.6.1.2.1.1.3.0 DISMAN-EVENT-MIB::...
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Best way to monitor Windows server? [closed]

I'm working at a company that provides our small business clients with IT support. One of my tasks is to perform service checks which includes checking the event viewer for critical errors/warnings as ...
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