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Old 09-14-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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is there any good freeware monitoring tool..so that i can configure on my server and it will auotmaticaly monitor all the things...
 
Old 09-14-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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You might want to specify what "all the things" exactly refers to.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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Hi,

Have a look at Nagios or GroundWork. Open Source, fairly easy to install and there are a lot of plugins you can use to monitor almost everything, CPU, memory, diskspace, databases, log files, etc... It's worth checking out. I have it running monitoring 180 hosts (servers and routers), and 364 services.

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Old 09-14-2009, 04:03 PM   #4
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I've been happy with Nagios thus far. I have it set up to monitor a couple dozen hosts, a managed switch, some SAN storage processors, etc.

It's a little hairy to set up initially, but easy enough if you follow the documentation.
 
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actually i have tried zenoss software its good but not realiable.....and abot nagios my experience is very poor....i am unable to install yet...their rpm...plz give some links of nagios documentations...
 
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http://www.nagios.org/documentation
 
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Hi,

If you find Nagios difficult to setup then you should definitely checkout GroundWork Open Source. I installed it couple of months ago here at my new job because now one here has any Linux experience whatsoever and the also needed to administer the monitoring server. GroundWork is well documented and once installed offers you a user-friendly interface to do the complete Nagios configuration.

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Old 09-16-2009, 01:42 PM   #8
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hi

Thanks for the support!

i have downloaded groundwork...is it possible to configure ground work through CUI...
 
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If by CUI you mean GUI, then yes, it's completely configurable by Graphical User Interface, that is, using the webinterface.

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Old 09-16-2009, 01:59 PM   #10
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No, Actually my server are in remote locations and i unable to take the GUI...My concerned is that through TTY can i can configure the groundwork...is it possible...
 
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You mean by command line interface (CLI)? No, as far as I know that's not possible. But I don't understand quite what you mean I think. What is your situation? You want to set up a monitoring server but your server is on a remote location and only accessible through ssh or some other terminal protocol. You don't have accessibility to the server using port 80 or another one for that matter, behind which you can install the GroundWork program and access/configure using a webinterface?

And from that monitoring server on a remote location, what are you going to monitor? Other servers, routers, printers, and such on that same remote location?

The primary setup of GroundWork is done through a terminal, but once installed all configuration within GroundWork, including Nagios is done using the webinterface that gets installed with GroundWork.

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Old 09-16-2009, 02:09 PM   #12
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i have installed groundwork, now how can i add device to monitor...i am not finding and option.....
 
Old 09-16-2009, 02:12 PM   #13
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When you're logged in on the webinterface, you have the menu button (left top). Click on that and a menu will pull down. All configuration is done using the Configuration menu option. GroundWork also comes with a very complete manual and help documentation. When you click on the link in the top right corner next to the logout (Bookshelf) it opens in a popup window. Anything you need to know and learn can be found in that Guide, from installation to configuration in both Groundwork and on the servers you are going to monitor.

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Old 09-16-2009, 02:14 PM   #14
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yes, my servers are in remote location and only ssh port is opened....and about monitoring we have the linux 5.3 server in which oracle and sap applications are running...my concerned is that i have to monitor the disk space and network parts if something goes wrong...

can you have any other software idea other than this...
 
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i have forget my username of groundwork...how to recover that...
 
  


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