Applications for monitoring bubba

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msx
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Applications for monitoring bubba

Post by msx » 07 Feb 2007, 10:46

Hi! I'd like to have some graphs about how the bubba is performing. I've tried an application called phpSysInfo (the output of which you can see here for my little bubba: http://msx.homelinux.org/phpsysinfo/ ).
It's nice but lacks some info i'd like to have. In particular i'd like to have a graph for CPU usage (% load), for memory use and for network use. Do you know anything like this ?
Thanks :P

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Post by tor » 07 Feb 2007, 11:13

HI msx,

Not sure if this is what you are looking for. But you could install mrtg which has some nice graphs for system usage.

It is available as debian packages mrtg and mrtgutils. Note however that this is totaly untested by us. By the looks of the screenshots in this thread Photos of your Bubba. lelle is running this on his Bubba.

/Tor
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lelle
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Post by lelle » 07 Feb 2007, 13:42

Hi,

More information on mrtg is available here: http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/mrtg.htm

venotar
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Zabbix

Post by venotar » 06 Nov 2007, 12:31

I know this is an old, dead thread; but in case anyone else comes across the need for a monitoring solution for this (or any other) server, zabbix is an excellent, FL/OSS way to go.

Ubi
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Post by Ubi » 14 Nov 2007, 07:45

I'm personally using Munin http://munin.projects.linpro.no/ and I find it very accurate, flexible and low on resources. Also I found it *way* easier to install than MRTG.
Other candidates are:
Nagios http://www.nagios.org/
Cacti http://cacti.net/
Monit http://tildeslash.com/monit/

and then there's Netmrg,Darkstat,mon,oreon,Saidar,Bigsister,ibmonitor

Some info on their differences and helpfiles on installing them is here: http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/monitortools.htm

Ubi

mountaindude
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Post by mountaindude » 21 Nov 2007, 04:05

Ubi wrote:I'm personally using Munin http://munin.projects.linpro.no/ and I find it very accurate, flexible and low on resources. Also I found it *way* easier to install than MRTG.
Hi Ubi,

I took you up on your recommendation for Munin, it is indeed nice, easy to install and seems to be light on resources.
But.... it doesn't show anything in the graphs. Just thought I'd check with you if you also had any trouble setting it up/using it, if there is a trick to be done somewhere etc.
Graphs without any content aren't too useful... :(

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Post by efiggy » 21 Nov 2007, 06:16

When you say it does not show anything on the graphs, Is it all the graphs? Or only some of it? What are you monitoring? How often do you update your data? You can check the plugins directory on munin and verify the links.

Efiggy

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Post by mountaindude » 21 Nov 2007, 07:33

efiggy wrote:When you say it does not show anything on the graphs, Is it all the graphs? Or only some of it? What are you monitoring? How often do you update your data? You can check the plugins directory on munin and verify the links.

Efiggy

Think I found the problem. I noted that permissions on data files (and some other munin files) changed efter doing an "/usr/share/munin/munin-update --force-root". Seems munin couldn't access the data files any longer.

A total remove/purge of munin and munin-node, with following re-install fixed it, at least during first 15 minutes after re-install. Will verify that things are working later today.

Now this is a bit confusing as some tutorials, for example http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/munin.htm, instruct you to use --force-root.

Anyway, will report back to this thread how things develop.

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Post by Ubi » 21 Nov 2007, 07:49

Don't use force-root unless you really really have to!
If you want to test, just su to user munin and run the script from there. Then you know your permissions stay ok

Ubi

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mrtg

Post by pcrene » 12 Jun 2008, 14:40

Hello ...

I love information , insight of how the bubba runs...

I would love to see some-one write an instruction (application note) on how to install this for the not perfect linux user.....

@Tor
Can you make a new item on the forum where people candrop their "application note/instructions"

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