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Linux Server Monitoring Tools! Tuesday, August 22, 2006 |

Once every three months on average i will be forced to look into our servers for tweaking/tuning performance (as we triple/quadrapule our content), and time and again i will be looking for better monitoring tools, to better benchmark our server performance and to get new stats.

JFFNMS - Just For Fun Network Management System is a beautiful tool (free and opensource), which provides me with a lot of punch (check out the Screenshots), when it comes to monitoring and stats. It boasts a nice architecture which enables me to customize it to our needs, written in php and way cool to work with. Supports for various methods of gathering monitoring data (SNMP, SysLog, Custom traps) et. al, along with user defined polling options.

Well infact i use this for monitoring our software (yes, you read it right!) modules, apart from the hardware devices!

One another set of tools is the time tested RRDTool along with RRDUtil. Just Love them.

There's another specific tool for monitoring mysql, mysqlard (demo is available here Mysqlard Demo), which is quite handy (again based on RRDTool).

Linux :: Server :: Tools

Hello World! |

echo "Hello World!";

Let me begin this b.log with the techie tradition of "Hello World!"

I would not term this b.log as another personal rambling, you'd find on the endless realms of the www!

Well, you have to start from my laptop to understand what triggered what and thus ended up in bringing us to the existance of this b.log.
If you happen to see my laptop and to have to work on it (unfortunate enough if it is on my absence), you'll notice the O/S will be a hybrid mix of Win.XP/Gnome/OS X.

You'll not find your familiar windows explorer, nor any trace of the windows desktop per se!
And you'll have the pleasure to launch applications by custom commands at your cursor tip, on a hot-key press!

If not for those nifty applications, with a proclaimed love of the 'mousey cliks', the rest of my system is configured to be driven by pure keyboard on steroids.

And oh yeah, i have a collection of nifty tools, which help me achieve this and make me highly productive - literally to get things done by the keypress!

Now as you wonder - "hey, how does all this relate to this b.log", well, it is here because of my itch to share about the collection of productivity tools, links, etc., and partly to give back my share of information to where i turn in the times of need - the priceless web!

So, Enjoy maadi!
If the info. helps you in time of need, the reason of this b.log's existance would be justified.