MultiTail lets you view one or multiple files like the original tail program. The difference is that it creates multiple windows on your console (with ncurses). Merging of 2 or more log files is possible. It can also use colors while displaying the log files (through regular expressions) for faster recognition of what is important. It can also filter lines (again with regular expressions). It has interactive menus for editing given regular expressions and deleting and adding windows. One can also have windows with the output of shell scripts and other software. When viewing the output of external software, MultiTail can mimic the functionality of tools like 'watch'.
Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters. Ganglia is currently in use on over 500 clusters around the world and has scaled to handle clusters with 2000 nodes.
Logcheck parses system logs and generates email reports based on anomalies. Anomolies can be defined by users with 'violations' files. It differentiates between 'Active System Attacks', 'Security Violations', and 'Unusual Activity', and is smart enough to remember where in the log it stopped processing to improve efficiency. It can also warn when log files shrink, and does not report errors when they are rotated.
PIKT is cross-categorical, multi-purpose software for monitoring and configuring computer systems, administering networks, organizing system security, and much more. PIKT is intended primarily for system monitoring, and secondarily for configuration management, but its versatility and extensibility evoke many other wide-ranging uses. PIKT consists of a sophisticated, feature-rich file preprocessor; an innovative scripting language with unique labor-saving features; a flexible, centrally directed process scheduler; a customizing file installer; a collection of powerful command-line extensions; and other useful tools.
sudosh can be used as a default login shell or a filter that takes advantage of PTY devices in order to sit between the user's keyboard and a program, in this case a shell. It was designed specifically to be used in conjunction with sudo, and allows the execution of a root or application shell with logging. It is basically a VCR and will record root shell sessions and also has the ability to play back the sessions as they were originally recorded. It records all input/output, keyboard input, and timing information so that the session can be played back in the original format.
LooperNG is an intelligent event routing daemon. Primarily used for Network Management, this application can be used to accomplish a variety of tasks related to logging and alerting such as trap forwarding/exploding, event enrichment, converting event formats (syslog->SNMP, SNMP->flatfile, syslog->Netcool), etc. It uses a system of input and output modules to interface with the event sources/sinks and a "rules file" to control the flow of the events.
SysOrb is a client/server package that can monitor servers remotely (such as Web servers), or monitor devices on servers (such as disks, memory, load, etc.). It will alert the administrators via e-mail or pager if a server is entering a critical condition, and has its own database backend, allowing for massive collection of system statistics.