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Linux Hardware Monitoring via email alerts

By unclebyron ·
We want to monitor a Linux server for hard drive failure, free space running out etc. and have it send email warnings to our I.T. group. What would be the best program or method to use for this? Thank you.....

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Might be of interest to you...

http://www.lm-sensors.org/
http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=20252
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Monitoring/Hardware-Monitor-3711.shtml
http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2006/05/hardware_monito.html
As for failures , I:E, not on-line. Then your router/switch can do this by e-mail, well mine can. Though it will not tell you why it went down.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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RE: Linux Hardware Monitoring via email alerts

by peter In reply to Linux Hardware Monitoring ...

You might think of using traps (and send the traps to email).

e.g. through use the snmptrapd.conf file:

# Usage:
# Put a line like the following in your snmptrapd.conf file:
# traphandle TRAPOID|default /usr/local/bin/traptoemail [-f FROM] [-s SMTPSERVER]b ADDRESSES
# FROM defaults to "root"
# SMTPSERVER defaults to "localhost"

traphandle default /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/traptoemail -f snmp_trap_handler@mydomain.org sys_admin@mydomain.org

Another approach (although not email alerts) is to adapt MRTG to monitor MIB OIDs such as CPU usage, memory usage, temperature, etc. Then display to a web-page.

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Thank you. I will try it.

by unclebyron In reply to RE: Linux Hardware Monito ...

Thank you.

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