Monitoring Server Health
howie at thingy.com
Sun Jun 25 12:03:40 UTC 2006
Jerlique Bahn wrote:
> Actually mrtg is used to graph the results of the program that I am looking
> So to clarify my initial request, what I am seeking recommendations for is
> the program that collects the information, such as server load, temperature,
> open tcp connections etc of the freebsd server itself.
> I already have the program to process the data, of which part of this
> solution is mrtg.
net-snmp will do this for you over a network, if that's what you are
after. There are additional MIBs to cover most/all of the things you
list, and it's not too hard to extend with any custom monitoring you
need (I've extended mine to monitor some qmail-specific variables, for
instance). It's in ports as net-mgmt/net-snmp.
There's quite a bit of overlap between some data-processing apps and the
data-collection part though. For instance, Cacti is a MRTG-alike with a
nice web UI, but it also has some of the data collection scripts you
might need, similarly with Remstats, if it is still developed. Either
way, it'd be an unusual data-collection/data-processing admin tool that
didn't understand SNMP.
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