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What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations

Submitted by lionslair on Fri 3 Jul 2009

Munin  <-> 17% 285 votes
Conky  <-> 11% 193 votes
Nagios  <-> 44% 718 votes
ZABBIX  <-> 10% 169 votes
Other  <-> 14% 230 votes
Total 1617 votes

 

 

 

Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by daemon (146.231.xx.xx) on Fri 3 Jul 2009 at 13:50
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I voted for Nagios, because I do use it alot, and it is our production system for monitoring current going's on. But we do also use Munin for longer-term trend monitoring and graphing.

One of the (many) things on my ToDo list, however, is to play around with nagiosgrapher, to see if we could get the same things done with just Nagios, but while it might work for some things, I don't see it handling monitoring all the ports in a switch stack that well. But not having used it yet, I could be talking rubbish...

Cheers,
:wq

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by medwayman (93.97.xx.xx) on Fri 3 Jul 2009 at 15:23
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Yes, Nagios for current status, Munin for trends, and not forgetting Logcheck for things the others do not see.

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by Anonymous (67.103.xx.xx) on Fri 21 Aug 2009 at 17:35
You should all checkout Zenoss, it is really nice.

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by epic-fail (87.96.xx.xx) on Fri 3 Jul 2009 at 21:39
Cacti (with a few modifications) for the servers.
Conky for the workstations.

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by mar (90.179.xx.xx) on Mon 13 Jul 2009 at 17:18
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We also use both -- Munin and Nagios. I voted for Munin as it has nice graphs out of the box showing the trends; which are my main interest. I also use very simple tool -- vnstats to monitor network bandwith.

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by Anonymous (189.29.xx.xx) on Tue 14 Jul 2009 at 22:16
I had used Nagios, Zabbix for too long, but then we decided to use the Zenoss Core due to it all in one features and for the easy-to-use and update features.

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by xrat (128.130.xx.xx) on Wed 15 Jul 2009 at 10:03
I was looking for small solutions that KISS. I am now using Munin + Monit and a few Bash scripts.
-- Andreas

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by ajt (195.145.xx.xx) on Mon 27 Jul 2009 at 16:26
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I've used Monit too, it's very simple and seems to work quite well.

--
"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by e5z8652 (209.112.xx.xx) on Thu 16 Jul 2009 at 00:15
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OpenNMS. I mainly watch the network, but OpenNMS catches a lot of goings on for Windows servers that the sysadmins don't see right away.

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by sebg (217.128.xx.xx) on Mon 3 Aug 2009 at 10:30

Nagios + Munin + Collectd

Munin + collectd is kind of overkill, but I like collectd's very fine granularity, it's easier to find load spikes usually 5-minute-averaged by munin

Add drraw as an "easy" RRD-grapher : it's still mandatory to know about RRD internals, but it makes creating dashboards a breeze for 1 or 200 boxes (it's template-based). graphs made with drraw can also be embedded on custom management interfaces

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by Anonymous (157.86.xx.xx) on Fri 14 Aug 2009 at 19:36
Chosen by nagios, because I meet the requirements of monitoring that I have to perform. The principle that allows me to create new mechanisms for monitoring that need without the need for further interventions.

For the historical use graphics in the PNP4.

Julio Coimbra

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by Anonymous (60.241.xx.xx) on Thu 20 Aug 2009 at 01:04
Hmm, ssh isn't on the list
...
what? :)

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by Anonymous (212.179.xx.xx) on Tue 25 Aug 2009 at 14:50
We use hobbit. It's documentation is not the best, but it has integrated status and trends (graphs based on rrd).

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by robinbowes (84.51.xx.xx) on Wed 2 Sep 2009 at 10:44
I use OpenNMS.

My employer uses Zabbix; I'll be moving them over top OpenNMS in due course.

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Re: What do you use to monitor or keep track of your systems operations
Posted by twotwenty (24.67.xx.xx) on Thu 3 Sep 2009 at 12:42
I like openNMS for a few good reasons
it works for what I need &
Im a firm believer in RMS's talks about binary and non oss software being possible security threats

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