[nSLUG] Recommendation for a graphical system monitor.

Scott Syms scottsyms at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 17:00:43 ADT 2006


We've been pleased with hobbit

http://hobbitmon.sourceforge.net/

a Big Brother like monitoring system with integrated rrdtool graphing and
the ability to use custom scripts.  And it's entirely compatible with client
scripts written for big brother.

You can see a live view from the author's site at

http://www.hswn.dk/hobbit/

tks

S

On 6/20/06, jeff white <ninjajeff at eastlink.ca> wrote:
>
>  is rrdtool still around or used? that would do the trick i think if it is
> still around.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Stephanie Mayfield <stephanie.m.mayfield at gmail.com>
> *To:* NSLUG <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 20, 2006 3:33 PM
> *Subject:* [nSLUG] Recommendation for a graphical system monitor.
>
> My boss is interested in seeing a graphical representation of the usage of
> the system resources on several *nix machines (RH enterprise 4 and CentOS
> 4.x).  I'm thinking mostly CPU and IO, but the more information we can get
> (in one place) the better.  Ideally it would span back a day or more so we
> can review.
>
> I'll summarize the business cases we want to use this monitoring tool to
> solve in case there are additional suggestions :)
> - When do we upgrade server x because it is no longer handling the load we
> wish to put on it.
> - Is server x suffering while server y is twiddling thumbs? (ie
> distribution of load across multiple machines)
> - Are there activity times on server x which are overloaded where
> re-scheduling is possible?
>
> The majority of the load consists of ftping files, mostly incoming
> although some are outgoing as well.  Therefore I expect that I/O will be the
> main point of interest.
>
> Anyone have any recommendations?  (Simple terms please - *nix newb here :)
>
> Thanks!
> Steph
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