Daemonzup is a server monitoring tool that will check if several services/daemons are up on a specific server. It is run from a cron job. If a daemon appears to be dead, it will send email to admins, plus it may also try to restart it. It is designed for GNU/Linux and depends on Perl. It can monitor whatever software is daemonized: apache, MySQL, SSH, cron, xinet, syslog, etc.
CaiCai is a network and services monitoring system. It performs tests for ping, DHCP, POP3, SMTP, FTP, etc. It does not require additional software installed on the remote side. It is fully configurable. It provides instant reports (via an HTML page), logs, statistics, and sound alarms.
RFDUMP is a GUI to edit the "User Data Fields" on RFID tags and to test if a tag is protected against reading or writing. It implements a real life cookie on RFID tags. The tags that are supported for reading, writing, and editing are ISO 15693, ISO 14443 A, ISO 14443 B, SR176(1,2), Tag-it®, and I-Code®.
iogen is an I/O generator. It forks child processes that each run a mix of reads and writes. The idea is to generate heavily fragmented files to make the hardware suffer as much as possible. This tool has been used to test filesystems, drivers, firmware, and hardware devices. It is by no means meant as a performance measuring tool since it tries to recreate the worst case scenario I/O.
pretrace is a preload library that allows specified (dynamically linked) applications to always be executed under a debugging environment. pretrace allows you to specify the percentage of invocations which will be traced, to help you "keep an eye" on applications without bringing the machine to its knees.
System Local Audit Daemon can run standalone or managed by systems like IBM-Tivoli, HP-OpenView, or Nessus to perform local security checks. It runs on the target hosts and enables them to call security tools like John the Ripper, Tiger, Tripwire, or a virus scanner via a unified XML interface. It is part of the BOSS Project.
Bartlby is a network and system monitor, completely written in C, to provide a scalable framework with the ability to monitor networks of various sizes. It consists of a core daemon, several plugins, and a Web GUI (PHP extension). The core daemon checks (over active/passive TCP) services/hosts and notifies users in case of critical service conditions (mail, SMS, ICQ, and custom triggers are supported). Bartlby provides an open plugin interface to give every administrator an easy to use option to extend the plugin base, and a fully customizable GUI (written in PHP using a C extension). Nearby everything can be controlled via an XML interface.
Torta shows you where your disk space is going. It uses the graphical format used by filelight to represent disk usage. Unlike filelight, it can be run on a computer with no graphical environment: it generates a Flash file that can be consulted, locally or remotely, using any browser that has the Flash plugin installed.
mpt-status is a query tool for accessing the running configuration and status of LSI SCSI HBAs. It is a heavily modified version of the original mpt-status-1.0 tool written by Matt Braithwaite. It allows you to monitor the health and status of your RAID setup. Currently supported and tested HBAs are the LSI 1030 SCSI RAID storage controller and LSI SAS1064 SCSI RAID storage controller. Since the tool uses the MPI (message passing interface), chances are high that the basic information regarding RAID status will be available for all LSI-based controllers.