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[Discuss] Simple server monitoring

Agreed. Another tool that I have frequently used and always forget is 
The first issue is simple.
The second issue is how realtime do you want it. For just a daily report 
logwatch (you can set verbosity levels). A short bash script triggered 
by cron can give you email reports of various parameters, such as a 
sar(1) report, vmstat, and other command line tools.

On 08/23/2013 07:47 AM, Steve Glines wrote:
> Webmin also has some monitoring capability. I have a dozen mail 
> servers and another dozen web servers that I monitor. The setup isn't 
> large enough to need nagios so I just cross monitor the systems from 
> webmin. I get emails and/or text messages if any of the systems sag.
> SG
> On 8/23/2013 7:33 AM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> On 08/22/2013 11:00 AM, Tim Callaghan wrote:
>>> I need to add basic monitoring to a server and am wondering how I can
>>> easily accomplish the following:
>>> 1. Keep track of CPU, Memory, and Disk IO / Space.
>>> 2. Allow me to set alerts and send emails if certain thresholds are
>>> passed.
>> While I would certainly recommend nagios pr monit, but for ultimate
>> simplicity logwatch gives you a lot of information, but you normally run
>> this in a cron.daily script.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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