F9: Web Based system monitoring

macgyver macgyver at calibre-solutions.co.uk
Thu Jul 17 21:48:22 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-17 at 16:38 -0500, Anthony Messina wrote:
> On Thursday 17 July 2008 04:27:55 pm Seann Clark wrote:
> > All,
> >
> >     I know this isn't exactly the place to look for anything like this,
> > but I am wondering from the Fedora  users base, if there is any
> > good/recommended tools to display real-time or near real time system
> > information VIA web (AJAX or JAVA based) for a server? I would like to
> > set up something where I can monitor server status at a glance without
> > having 400 shell windows open (Like I do now when doing that stuff). I
> > know Gnome and KDE have system monitoring applications, but since I
> > dont' have X installed on the servers I desire to monitor like this, I
> > figure web based would be next best.
> cacti (cacti.net) is a nice web-based frontend for snmp (and other) 
> monitoring, it's not realtime by default, but updates every 5 minutes. that 
> can be changed however to better suit your needs.

It's classic - but Hobbit.. (can't remember homepage -but Google is

It started life as a set of scripted addons to Big Brother - then kinda
outgrew itself and became it's own product.

Traffic light system - so it's nice an obvious for the operations team
to monitor.

I use at work for about 260 systems - a mix of linux, Solaris and VMS..


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