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Old 08-19-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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Remote Server Monitoring

I've been looking around for a better way to monitor my Linux servers across town and i haven't come up with anything that really does the work i need so i was wondering if anyone could throw in an advice. What i need is a software either Win32/Linux(preference is Linux based) that can monitor remotely any count of servers. Something like GFI Server Monitor looks like what i'm looking for but hey 10server = $499 -=> mmmmk no thank you . What i wanna be able to monitor is:

1. Apache up/down
2. FTP up/down
3. Host up/down (ping based i suppose)
4. Sendmail up/down
5. Quota warning

and so on and so forth. Of course if any of the services i'm running on a given server stops i wanna be notified by SMS, pager, email. For a stand alone system i'm using this really simple but useful script from:


For GUI other than SSH control:
Webmin - Web based Control Panel

any ideas would be greatly appreciated, tnx.
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Old 08-21-2005, 06:41 AM   #3
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there is also zabbix
Old 08-22-2005, 09:27 AM   #4
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We use Nagios here. Setup a monitoring server with Nagios then each Linux client with "nrpe" and each Windows client with "nsclient".


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