On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 04:54:36PM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> If you are looking after machines, check out nagios. It's quite good - it
> does all sorts of monitoring, so you don't have to. You can set it up to
> monitor all your servers, and email you when things go bad - like the
> exchange server stops responding to IMAP queries..
>> More importantly, most of the plugins have "warning thresholds"; for
> instance, I monitor all my machines to make sure that they have at least
> 20% free on all disk partitions. It's nice to get an email saying the
> webserver is 85% full, because someone left a PHP page echoing a few dozen
> kilobytes to disk every time it's hit....before the website falls over.
How are you checking the disk space on remote machines ? The only
nice way I could think of doing it was creating an unencrypted ssh key
which limited what could be run to one script, e.g:
<rest of ssh public key>
and giving a netsaint plugin access to the private key. Havnt gotten
around to doing it, would be intresting if there's a better, secure way ?
> However, it uses snmp to do much of it's work, and on my little raq3 that
> does this monitoring, the load is quite high, as snmpget is a very
> expensive program to start off (something like .45 of a second), as it has
> to read through around a meg of structured text MIB files, every time it
>> However, Mr Brady pointed me in the direction of;
>http://freshmeat.net/releases/107146/>> which is an snmp proxy for nagios. I changed my polling time from eight
> minutes to three, and the load went from three to 0.0 - for the first time
> in months!
Never noticed load, though ours is on a P4 2.4Ghz Xeon with a Gig of
colmmacc at redbrick.dcu.ie PubKey: colmmacc+pgp at redbrick.dcu.ie
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