[nycbug-talk] Monitoring programs

Francisco Reyes lists
Sat Aug 20 17:01:21 EDT 2005

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Marc Spitzer wrote:

> now for service monitoring/trending take a look at smokeping, dont
> know if it is in ports though.

Interesting package.

> Also most monitoring solutions use snmp, you may or may not want that
> to be turned on.

Given that I don't know the status of the firewall on all these machines, 
for now I want easy/safe solutions.

> And while rrd, cricket & smokeping etc, is way cool it does result in
> data loss by design.

What do you mean? They only show the current status?

> You may just want to stick data in postgress or
> sqlite and crunch what you want out of it

Today is "learn mysql" day, but plan tomorrow to take a look at the 
mentioned packages.. although I am tempted to just capture the output of 
df, du and "w" for now and dump it into a PostgreSQL database for now.. 
until I really have time to go through each fo the packages people 

Of the packages mentioned (criket, nagios, big brother) any suggestions as 
to which one is relatively easy AND secure?

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