I am looking for ways to know when my servers goes down.. either by a ping script.. or something similiar. I'm not sure if it is possible to do be notified via sms, but at least via email (so I can check on my phone periodically).
I did a search and saw this:
I'm thinking of using just one server to monitor my other servers, to see if they are up... so i got the following to ask:
1) Other than just ping, can I check the status of that particular server(s) services? mysqld, httpd, named etc etc....
2) You guys know of ways to do it via sms? What do I need.. some affordable services I hope...
In the link above, there are some links but it seems that the scripts is for each server... not that it is a problem.. but my network setup is such that some of my servers are having private IPs only as I use load balancing solutions... so having a web/gui control panel to monitor for those machine is out of the questions as I can't see it.
Would appreciate some directions.. as I know this topic is quite an old one... but not sure what to search in particular for my requirements