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    Server Monitoring/Management

    I have 3 Linux Servers (Centos 4.?? <--I forget)

    1 - Apache
    1- Mysql
    1 - Simple File Server

    Id like to be able to keep track of the basic functions of these servers,

    Apache
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    How many Apache processes are running?
    How much CPU% is being used?
    How much Memory% is in use?
    Current ammount of HTTP Requests?
    Display current version of Apache?
    Check if NFS is running correctly?

    Also keep an eye on zip processes
    Show any mail that has been sent?

    MySQL
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    How many mysql processes are running?
    How much CPU% is being used?
    How much Memory% is in use?
    Show queries that have taken over X amount of seconds?
    Display current version?

    File Server
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    % Hard drive space used?
    Files over X size?

    Extras
    --------

    Show me all files that have edited or added?
    What RAID are the hard drives?
    What is the server spec?

    Any tips or advice based on the mangement of these types or server greatly appreciated...

    We have Cacti running but its not the best...

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    Do a search for Nagios and you'll find loads of us use it. Also have a read of http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.php/Nagios to get you started.

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    Thanks, that'll be this evening sorted then!

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    I've installed on server on my laptop, what id like to do now is point it to my server. Whats the quickest way?

    I've added this line to: nagios.cfg

    cfg file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/remotehost.cfg

    To look for this file, can i just pop the IP in this file now?

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    Another vote for Nagios, we use it for all our servers along with some custom made scripts and it works really well.

    Out of interest are the servers being used for your school/educational establishment or for commercial stuff (hosting business?)

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    At the moment the 3 servers are just sat in my backroom, lol, I've gotten hold of some stress test scripts for joomla and i just want to see how much my servers can take and for how long. Just trying to get a better idea of how to take care of a very small scale web server enviroment.

    The problem i've got now is the 2 other servers, I installed nagios on file server, localhost and need to add the remote servers.

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    have a look at groundwork open source monitor.

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    Will do, downloading the virtual appliance!

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