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Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely

Offline Gert

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Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« on: May 29, 2008, 10:55:40 PM »
Hi

Would anyone be interested in a program to monitor multiple servers remotely?

I have developed a program that monitors my servers' online/offline status, uptime, RAID status and last affa backup success/failure in real time. It also notifies my via SMS of any activity for example a backup failure, or a server that went offline. Works great for me.  :lol:

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« Last Edit: May 29, 2008, 11:13:25 PM by Gert »

Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 06:10:34 AM »
I would be  :D

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Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 09:19:39 AM »
You bet I'm interested as well!!!

(It looks a little bit like a Windooze program though, it would of course be even better if it's web based or OS independent) 
« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 09:21:51 AM by jumba »

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Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 09:44:29 AM »
Unfortunately it is a M$ Windoze app. If there is enough interest I will try and create an os independent version. It is still under development, but working great so far. I will upload it to my webserver today and you guys can give it a try. Maybe you guys can assist me in improving it with your feedback. Currently it also allows quick ssh access to remote hosts and quick view of RAID config by double clicking on the server block or the RAID block.

Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 12:25:06 PM »
Gert this sounds like something very useful. Let us know when you upload that contrib please.

Cheers
Hilton...

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Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008, 12:30:12 PM »
I have developed a program that monitors my servers' online/offline status, uptime, RAID status and last affa backup success/failure in real time. It also notifies my via SMS of any activity for example a backup failure, or a server that went offline.

Gert,
  why do you reinvent the wheel? Good old Nagios does this all and much more, it is web-based and platform independent. A SME Nagios contrib is available.

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Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2008, 01:38:39 PM »
Nagios seems like a good and advanced util, but its not exactly what I wanted.

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Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008, 01:40:47 PM »
The program is now online for download at http://ghp.homelinux.net/contribs/NRSM

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Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008, 10:19:03 PM »
Can I run the application under wine or some other emulator? Nagios is nice but very picky, this seems a lot simpler.

Thanks,

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Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008, 12:14:16 AM »
Can I run the application under wine or some other emulator?
That is a good question. I will test it on wine, sure hope it works.

Nagios is nice but very picky, this seems a lot simpler.
I tried to make is as plain and simple as possible. Hopefully ill have a web based version ready in the near future.

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Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008, 12:27:45 AM »
It isn't running properly in wine. I will make it compatable and recompile.

Offline DjD

Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2008, 08:54:07 AM »
Hi Gert

thanks for the tool - looks good.  Would it be possible to have an option for a change in the port for the ssh connection to the server?  From 22 to 222 or other options?

Thanks

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Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2008, 11:04:28 AM »
Good idea DjD, I will add the option to change the port on a per server basis.

Also the passwords will be stored encrypted.

Offline DjD

Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2008, 12:31:10 AM »
Thanks Gert,

Looking forward to it!

Regards

David

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Re: Monitoring Multiple SME Boxes Remotely
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2008, 08:34:47 PM »
Hi Gert,

I too would need to have alternate ports.

Plus I hit a snag .... in your instructions

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Open "servers.mdb" which is in the program directory.

This is a MS Access DB file? I only have access to MS Access 2007 which forces me to convert the file to the new MS Access format.

Does someone have another option for modifying this file? Gert, can this file be changed to a text file?

Thanks,

Kevin