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Monitorix is a lightweight system monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible. It has been created to be used under production Linux/UNIX servers, but due to its simplicity and small size may also be used on embedded devices as well.

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Release Notes: This version introduces many changes, lots of new features, and many bugfixes. Two new graphs were provided: one to monitor an unlimited number of APC UPS devices (using the apcupsd daemon), and the other to monitor the details of the current network connections (IPv4 and IPv6) including protocol-specific statistics using the netstat command.

Release Notes: This version introduces some interesting new features. It has a complete new graph to monitor an unlimited number of Memcached installations, a new option called max_historic_years to be able to configure how many years of historical data will be kept (up to 5 years), two new alerts in the disk graph to control the disks health, etc. This version also fixes an important number of bugs and two security issues not covered yet in the previous 3.3.1 version. The rest of the changes and bugs fixed are, as always, reflected in the Changes file. Also, check the monitorix.conf(5) man page for all the details.

  •  21 Nov 2013 13:17

Release Notes: This is a maintenance release that fixes a serious bug in the built-in HTTP server. It was discovered that the handle_request() routine did not properly perform input sanitization which led into a number of security vulnerabilities. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary commands on the remote host. All users still using older versions are advised to upgrade to this version, which resolves this issue.

Release Notes: This version introduces two new graphs: one to monitor an unlimited number of Wowza Media Servers and another to monitor an unlimited number of Alternative PHP Cache installations either locally or on remote Web servers. A complete email reporting mechanism was added for those system administrators who prefer receive graphs via email instead of using a Web browser. The are some new interesting options that help to make daily system monitoring more comfortable. There were also other changes and bugfixes.

Release Notes: This is an enhancement release, but also includes a fix for a bug that prevented it from seeing the Core temperatures in the LM-Sensors graph. The improvements in this version are mainly in the built-in HTTP server, which from now on includes the ability to use the Basic access authentication mechanism to access the Web server. It also includes the ability to deny and/or allow IP addresses with the new host_deny and host_allow options.

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12 Jun 2007 00:32 gvy

Re: btw, collectd
Ah, sorry, didn't realize at once it's a perl project. Makes plugin-related suggestion sort of funny. :)

12 Jun 2007 00:15 gvy

btw, collectd
Did you see also collectd?

So far the only problem with it was behaviour in OpenVZ container (e.g. CPU usage would dance between something reasonable and plain 100% -- not sure it's not OVZ's UBC problem), but otherwise seems nice, lightweight and stable.

monitorix's public record on freshmeat starts a year earlier but still you might decide to look if some productive cooperation is possible, maybe on plugins?

Will give monitorix a spin, either way. :)


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