System administration question
pauls at utdallas.edu
Sat Mar 18 19:42:33 UTC 2006
--On March 18, 2006 8:19:02 PM +0100 Martin Hudec <corwin at aeternal.net>
> Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> Is there a port or utility that allows you to monitor system stats by
>> (either interactively or periodically) reading the various stat
>> utilities (fstat, iostat, pstat or swapinfo, systat, top, vmstat, etc.)
>> and sending a report to root that summarizes system condition?
> I am using my own shell script to send mail reports about various
> conditions of system.
I thought about doing that as well, but I'm wondering if there is something
that already exists. (No sense in reinventing the wheel.) Also, feeding
the info to a database so trending information would be available as well
would probably be a nice feature.
> Also I am using stuff like nagios, munin to monitor my servers and to
> provide me with notifications in case of incidents.
The problem I have is I have one server running everything: list software
(mailman), smtp (postfix), imap (courier-imapd), web (apache13/mod_ssl),
webmail (squirrelmail), dns (bind9) and bulletin board software
(ultimatebb). The website gets over 5 million hits/month, so I don't want
to add any more daemons, if I don't have to.
Something that spawns a short-term shell or process daily in the early
morning hours would probably be the best solution.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
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