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besst way to monitor server

Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:11 PM

Hello guys, i want to have some server monitor to my display, idea is PING, and when its down, to send email.

Maybe some bash scripts, or free software?
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Re: besst way to monitor server

Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:49 PM

My preference is Nagios, at my previous place of employment where we had hundreds of servers, we used check_mk, which runs ontop of Nagios.
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Re: besst way to monitor server

Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:57 PM

Have you looked at something like monit?
https://mmonit.com/monit/
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Re: besst way to monitor server

Posted 14 December 2016 - 09:53 AM

Just depends on what you want out of it. Nagios is what we use at the office, but something like Pingdom may work fine if you just want an email sent out.
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Re: besst way to monitor server

Posted 15 December 2016 - 05:23 AM

It is openvpn server which is virtualized through VMware vSphere. SO idea is to put some monitoring on some screen and just do that, monitor. Email or/and sms to several or one number/email when ping is down.


am facing some issue to install check_mk with OMD in fedora...

I tried from this site https://mathias-kett...l_with_omd.html

And when enter command yum install --nogpgcheck omd-0.42-0.42-centos55.14.x86_64.rpm i got error in attachments

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Re: besst way to monitor server

Posted 15 December 2016 - 08:12 AM

Keep in mind you don't want to monitor the machine, from the machine you wish to monitor. For my own personal hosting, I have 3 web/sql servers & an asterisk server, so I setup a separate nagios server to monitor all of them. Meanwhile I setup nagios on one of those webservers to monitor the nagios server, so I know if the monitoring server is offline for some reason. Lastly, it's also wise to not have both nagios servers on the same network/subnet/host. My goal is to avoid any single point of failure.

It just gives you better coverage. If you put everything on a single server, & it goes down, you have no way of getting notified it is unavailable.
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Re: besst way to monitor server

Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:04 PM

So you propose me to use nagios? Can you can help me with configuration, maybe some manuals or something?

I am in the vpn so I can use that from monitor, maybe some virtual machine or something like that.

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