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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Central Long Island, NY

    Killer Monitoring Setup

    Looking to setup a nice at home monitoring setup to check my multiple servers availablility and possible abuse throughout the day while I'm in the office. Considering a new cheap system loaded with redhat and (Old Netsaint). I want to be able to see when customers are possibly abusing the machines and naturally to wake me up via page if a server goes down. Any thoughts on this setup or maybe someone else has a better setup they can share?

    Thank you very much

  2. #2
    I did a quick search at and come up with a bunch of useful looking programs:

    sorry that I don't have any specific setup to recommend.
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  3. #3
    Nagios works great.. and with a little work you can setup a distributed monitoring system so that if one monitoring machine goes down a backup can pick up. Good for when you home connection dies..

  4. #4
    Thanks a lot for the great info on Nagios, it looks killer!

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Nagios is great for a nice GUI based monitor, but NEFU is far more efficient, accurate, faster, and predictable. Once you get a few hundred machines on Nagios you can get the occasional stray reports, etc. and it's a bit of a CPU hog in general. Aside from that, we use it, and it is indeed great, but for a backend, you might prefer NEFU simply due to the small size, speed, and simplicity.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Trouble will find me!
    Theplanet/Servermatrix use Nagios for there monitoring ...
    I guess you are looking at around 10,000 servers on there setup....

    Must do its job well if they are still using it.
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Nagios works well for me.
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