[Techtalk] monitoring server system status
david at lupercalia.net
Wed Oct 1 01:38:35 EST 2003
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I'm currently migrating my old server onto what was my workstation, in
anticipation of getting the new workstation in 2-3 weeks. So, I'm kind of
rethinking the way I have things configured and managed, trying to make
it as robust and low maintenance as possible.
One issue I've had in the past is that I've had my webserver go down and
not even noticed it for a day or so. I don't go to my own home page all
that often, and during work hours I'm not usually checking personal mail.
But now that I'm donating hosting services for a couple of small
organizations, reliability is more of an issue.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to set up a monitoring system that
monitors the active services and triggers configurable notifications if
one goes down? I'd like to have it shoot an email to my office if my
webserver goes down or even sent a text message to my phone or something
like that. I could whip something up in Python, but surely this is a
solved problem, right?
Thanks again everyone!
David C. Merrill http://www.lupercalia.net
Linux Documentation Project david at lupercalia.net
Lead Developer http://www.tldp.org
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