Server Monitoring

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.

How to Install and Configure Graylog2 on Debian 9

This guide shows how to install and configure Graylog2, a log management and analysis tool with Elasticsearch and MongoDB, on Debian 9 server.

Install Nagios 4 on Ubuntu and Debian 8

Nagios is a widely used tool for monitoring systems and services.

Deploy Graphite with Grafana on Ubuntu 14.04

This guide provides an introduction to the installation and basic setup of Graphite together with Grafana on Ubuntu 14.04.

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.

Monitor System Logs with Logwatch

Use Logwatch to generate digests and analyze your server logs

Using top to Monitor Server Performance

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

Install and Configure OSSEC on Debian 7

Install and configure OSSEC HIDS on Debian 7

Monitor Services with Nagios on Ubuntu 12.04

Use Nagios to Monitor Services and Send Status Updates on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).

Monitor System Logs with Logwatch on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

Use logwatch to monitor system logs and generate reports.

Use Cacti to Monitor Resource Utilization on Ubuntu 12.04

Deploy Cacti, a Powerful Server-monitoring Solution That Uses SNMP to Track Resource Usage on Ubuntu 12.04.

Monitoring Servers with Zabbix

Zabbix

Monitoring Servers with Munin on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)

Keep track of vital system statistics and troubleshoot performance problems with Munin on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty

Monitor System Logs with Logwatch on Fedora 14

Use Logwatch to monitor system logs and generate reports.

Monitor System Logs with Logwatch on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

Use Logwatch to monitor system logs and generate reports.

Monitoring Servers with Munin on Debian 6 (Squeeze)

Keep track of vital system statistics and troubleshoot performance problems with Munin on Debian 6 (Squeeze).

Nagios Server Monitoring

A collection of guides that introduce and support the use of Nagios.

Monitor Services with Nagios on Gentoo Linux

Use Nagios to monitor services and send status updates on your Gentoo Linode.

Monitor Services with Nagios on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

Use Nagios to monitor services and send status updates on your Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) Linode.

Monitor System Logs with Logwatch on Fedora 13

Use logwatch to monitor system logs and generate reports.

Use vmstat to Monitor System Performance

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

Monitor System Logs with Logwatch on Debian 5 (Lenny)

Use logwatch to monitor system logs and generate reports.

Monitor System Logs with Logwatch on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

Use logwatch to monitor system logs and generate reports.

Logwatch Log Monitoring

A collection of guides for installing and configuring the Logwatch utility.

Monitor Services with Nagios on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

Use Nagios to monitor services and send status updates on your Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Linode.

Monitoring Servers with Munin on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

Keep track of vital system statistics and troubleshoot performance problems with Munin on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid).

Monitoring Resource Utilization with Cacti on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

Cacti is a powerful server monitoring solution that uses SNMP to track resource usage on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid).

Monitor Services with Nagios on Debian 5 (Lenny)

Use Nagios to monitor services and send status updates on your Debian 5 (Lenny).

Monitoring Resource Utilization with Cacti on Debian 5 (Lenny)

Monitor resource usage through the powerful server monitoring tool Cacti on Debian 5 (Lenny).