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    Default Finding good monitoring software for opensuse 11.1

    For windows servers, we use System Monitor to monitor everything on the server from disk utilization, current connections, application pools in IIS, CPU performance, bandwidth, and others.

    Is there something like that for opensuse? My server is running apache and I want to be able to monitor the linux server in a similar way that I do Windows Server 2003. Preferably I'd like an app that will run from a win32 workstation.

    Free is best...lol.

    any ideas?

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    Default Re: Finding good monitoring software for opensuse 11.1

    Have a look at munin. Results are presented via web pages. You can get a munin master to monitor lots of nodes even.

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    Default Re: Finding good monitoring software for opensuse 11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by ken yap
    Have a look at munin. Results are presented via web pages. You can get a
    munin master to monitor lots of nodes even.
    Hi
    There is also Nagios, but it requires configuration.

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    Default Re: Finding good monitoring software for opensuse 11.1

    A difference is that nagios monitors the status of various measurements (services, quotas, etc) and issues alerts if the thresholds are crossed, whereas munin does graphing of measurements and normally doesn't issue alerts, although it can be hooked up to nagios for this. So it's not out of the question to run both. Nagios is useful for alerting you to problems when they occur, while munin is good for seeing what happens at odd hours of the day.

    While these monitors are recommended or perhaps even mandatory for managing enterprise services, they get rather tiresome quickly if you are looking at your own machine and every day's graph starts to look like the previous. (Ho hum, another day with 0.00% ethernet interface errors. )

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    Default Re: Finding good monitoring software for opensuse 11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by ken yap
    While these monitors are recommended or perhaps even mandatory for
    managing enterprise services, they get rather tiresome quickly if you
    are looking at your own machine and every day's graph starts to look
    like the previous. (Ho hum, another day with 0.00% ethernet interface
    errors. )
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    That's why I've used SEC in the past.
    http://simple-evcorr.sourceforge.net/

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    Default Re: Finding good monitoring software for opensuse 11.1

    Hi,

    Nagios is normally a good choice but if it to overweighted for you purposes you also can use sysstat SYSSTAT which collects various informations of the system, e.g. network traffic, cpu usage, and so on.

    Hope this helps

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