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Old 12-09-2002, 03:52 PM   #1
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Question Looking for some help on monitoring software


I am looking for something that can monitor Micrsoft Windows 2000 Servers. I want it to be able to monitor services and also be able to activly ping the server. Is there anything in the Linux world that can do this? Also, it would be nice if could email if something goes down. Thanks.
 
Old 12-09-2002, 04:41 PM   #2
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Code:
#!/bin/sh
cd /tmp

while true

  do

    rm /tmp/index.html
    wget -o /dev/null http://www.mydomain.com/index.html

    if [ ! -f /tmp/index.html ]; then
      
      date >> /var/log/webservices
      echo >> "  www.mydomain.com is down" >> /var/log/webservices

      echo "www.mydomain.com web service is down" | mail you@somewhere.com
      
      # insert pager number
      pppd connect 'chat -v "" ATDT5551212,,,,,,911 CONNECT ""' /dev/ttyS0

      
    fi
    sleep 60
  done

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Old 12-09-2002, 04:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, but this is only half of what I am looking for. I am looking for something that can monitor NT System Services, such as IIS and SQL and Exchange services.
 
Old 12-09-2002, 05:06 PM   #4
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you should probably have your server tell you if it's got a problem and have linux alert your pager and email if the server is down

You could use the idea above for different services
 
Old 12-09-2002, 05:35 PM   #5
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Search Freshmeat for "monit".
 
Old 12-09-2002, 07:33 PM   #6
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Perhaps I am missing something but "monit" is only for *nix services. Thanks again for eveyones input.
 
Old 12-09-2002, 07:38 PM   #7
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yep that's what I found too

but you could setup a script to access the mysql database and other services like the web monitor script. Also ftp could be checked the same way

Not sure about IIS
 
Old 12-09-2002, 07:44 PM   #8
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But I do not need it to monitor mySQL databases, I need it to monitor MS-SQL databases and such. BTW....I like the vi sig...hehe
 
Old 12-09-2002, 08:07 PM   #9
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right, well a database is a database

you can have the machine access the database on the server. If it fails generate an error condition
 
Old 12-10-2002, 08:42 AM   #10
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I have always liked Big Brother and have heard good things about Nagios.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-10-2002, 10:29 AM   #11
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I think the Big Brother is more what I am looking for. Thanks a bunch!
 
Old 12-10-2002, 01:57 PM   #12
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Nagios might be a bit tricky to set up but it's a pretty advanced monitoring system!
 
Old 12-11-2002, 01:26 AM   #13
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Big Brother costs money... any freeware available for this kind of solution?
 
Old 12-11-2002, 09:31 AM   #14
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Big Brother is free for non commercial use, although they also have a paid version now that Quest bought them.
http://www.bb4.com/license.html

Nagios is GPL'ed and 100% free.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-11-2002, 03:36 PM   #15
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It's pretty cool, I still like mine better.
 
  


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