Server Monitoring

Watching server resources with open source tools.

Whether you need to watch basic usage stats or need more advanced functionality, these guides will help you deploy open source server monitoring solutions on your Linux cloud server. The Linode Longview tool also offers system metrics and graphing, which can be used in conjunction with any of these monitoring tools, or with the Linode Manager email alerts to keep an eye on your system.

Monitoring Servers with Munin on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

Keep track of vital system statistics and troubleshoot performance problems with Munin on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).

Using top to Monitor Server Performance

How to use top to monitor a server's performance.

Monitoring Resource Utilization with Cacti on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

Cacti is a powerful server monitoring solution that uses SNMP to track resource usage on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise).

Installing Monit for Server Monitoring

Improve uptime with Monit Server Monitoring. Monit will watch you system around the clock, and respond to out-of-the-norm events by following your instructions.

Use vmstat to Monitor System Performance

Use the vmstat tool to monitor your system's virtual memory usage.

Deploy Graphite with Grafana on Ubuntu 14.04

Graphite is an enterprise-level monitoring tool renowned for its performance on systems with limited resources. It stores numeric time-series data and renders graphs of this data on demand. This guide provides an introduction to the installation and basic setup of Graphite together with Grafana.

Monitor Services with Nagios on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

Use Nagios to monitor services and send status updates on your Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) VPS.

Monitor System Logs with Logwatch

Use Logwatch to generate digests and analyze your server logs