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Monitoring apache & nginx using Monitis and M3

    Apache and Nginx web servers both expose a very nice interface for polling the web server status via HTTP, providing you with useful counters for statistics and up-time.

Monitis Monitor Manager Raw Commands Explained

Incentive for raw commands M3 (or its newer version which you should be using – M3v3) can do pretty much. However it can’t do anything. M3 is good at timing execution of commands, apply simple parsing and upload the data to Monitis. Allowing you as the SysAdmin (and end-user of M3) to easily shape and… Read the full post

Bandwidth monitoring with ntop & Monitis

ntop bandwidth monitor ntop is a very simple yet powerful bandwidth monitor which outputs various statistics counters in RRD. RRD – Round Robin Database – is a very handy framework for saving server performance counters in a ring buffer. We can say that if we would like to graph network performance, ntop does most of… Read the full post

PostgreSQL monitoring with Monitis

Generic server monitoring with Monitis & M3 Had I been told to monitor a cat chasing a mouse with Monitis, my answer would have been – “Yes, it’s probably possible”. With the not-so-recent addition of M3 to the arsenal of monitoring tools Monitis can utilize, it is possible to monitor anything. However this alone is… Read the full post

M3 Timers – improved server monitoring

Unleashing the power of M3 & timers During the lifespan of M3 (Monitis Monitor Manager) there has always been something lacking – timers. M3 execution procedure was outlined in this previous article. The execution mentioned in the latter was a one-time-execution, whereas server monitoring requires periodic invocation of monitors in order to actually provide counters… Read the full post

M3 code refactor & DBI support

Pluggable M3 (Monitis Monitor Manager) Framework Who needs an introduction about M3? – Perhaps no one! After gaining some reputation with M3, providing extra-easy integration of any monitor into Monitis it was time to take it to the next level. Generally speaking, the work flow of M3 was described in detail in this article. After… Read the full post