May 26, 2018

Unix system management and proactive monitoring

Monit is a utility for managing and monitoring processes, files, directories, devices and network services on a Unix system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations.

monit supports

  • Daemon mode - poll services at a specified interval
  • Group and manage groups of services, service dependencies
  • Logging - syslog or own logfile
  • Alert, start, stop and restart of services based on it’s characteristics
  • MD5 and SHA1 checksums
  • Runtime Unix socket and TCP/IP port checking TCP and UDP
  • Process status, timeout, memory and cpu usage, etc.
  • Device usage monitoring inodes and space
  • File monitoring timestamp, checksum, permission, owner, etc.
  • Directory monitoring timestamp, permission, owner, etc.
  • Remote network services monitoring ping, response time, protocol, etc.
  • System load average monitoring
  • Flexible and customizable email alert messages and notifications
  • Protocol verification such as HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, NNTP, NTP, etc.
  • A HTTP interface with XML output option and many more features

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