Tag Archives: monitoring

Holy Relic of the Server Farm

At work we’ve been using New Relic, a popular software-as-a-service monitoring platform to monitor a number of our servers and applications. Whilst I’m always hesitant of relying on external providers and prefer an open source solution where possible, the advantages … Continue reading

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Munin 2.0.x on EL 5/6 with IPv6

I’ve been looking forwards to Munin 2 for a while – whilst Munin has historically been a great monitoring resource, it’s always been a little bit too fragile for my liking and the 2.x series sounds like it will correct … Continue reading

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nagios check_disk trap

Let’s play spot the difference: [root@localhost ~]# /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_disk -w 20 -c 10 -p /home DISK OK – free space: /home 111715 MB (4% inode=99%);| /home=2498209MB;2609905;2609915;0;2609925 [root@localhost ~]# /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_disk -w 20% -c 10% -p /home DISK CRITICAL – free space: /home … Continue reading

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Munin Performance

Munin is a popular open source network resource monitoring tool which polls the hosts on your network for statistics for various services, resources and other attributes. A typical deployment will see Munin being used to monitor CPU usage, memory usage, … Continue reading

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