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    Real Time Remote Linux Hardware Monitoring Script/App?

    Hi,

    I have an AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
    machine thats running Linux - CentOS.

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good server/hardware
    monitoring script or app that will allow monitoring
    of the following items in real time. Also I'd like to
    log and view the historical data. A script that stores
    this data in mysql database would be ideal.

    • Processor Temperature
    • Hard Drive(s) Temperature
    • Ram Usage - Overall
    • Ram Usage for each running Process/Service
    • CPU Usage - Overall
    • CPU Usage for each running Process/Service


    Also anything else that might be useful.

    Thanks in advance.

    Dino


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    Quote Originally Posted by audibleprofits View Post
    Hi,

    I have an AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
    machine thats running Linux - CentOS.

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good server/hardware
    monitoring script or app that will allow monitoring
    of the following items in real time. Also I'd like to
    log and view the historical data. A script that stores
    this data in mysql database would be ideal.

    • Processor Temperature
    • Hard Drive(s) Temperature
    • Ram Usage - Overall
    • Ram Usage for each running Process/Service
    • CPU Usage - Overall
    • CPU Usage for each running Process/Service
    I would recommend Cacti as well. Just install an SNMP daemon on the server and it can watch those counters.

    "Real time" monitoring generally does not exist in the real world but you can cut your poll times to 1-2 minutes if you're really picky. An SNMP poll should not generate too much network traffic but it can be an issue if you have a very large network with thousands of devices.

  4. #5
    Thanks a lot guys, this app looks great.
    I'll be testing it out tomorrow.

    Thanks again for the recommendation and tips.

    Dino

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    Hi Guys,

    Just want to say thanks again for the Cati recommendation.
    We finally got it up and running the other day, still playing
    around and learning but very nice app.

    Thanks,

    Dino

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    Hey thanks,

    That looks like a handy little script too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panopta View Post
    You might also want to check out Munin - http://munin.projects.linpro.no/
    Munin is nice,but sometime it takeing up huge resources

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    Quote Originally Posted by rathin View Post
    Munin is nice,but sometime it takeing up huge resources
    Say What?

    Munin is so light I barely even notice it's running on a cluster of Xen VMs.

    I found Cacti to be more feature-complete (and more visually appealing!), but I have to give credit to Munin for the fact that it is WAY easier to install and manage.

    They all have different usage scenarios, so it's all a matter of personnal needs. I could easily recommend both.

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    Munin was easy to install with very minimal footprint on the server resources.

    I gave up with Cacti. Easy to install with yum cacti install once you get all the required dependencys.

    However, Cactic is way too sensitive and a pain in the *** to config properly. They really do need to write a better manual.

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