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Can someone recommend a good remote server monitoring software?

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  1. Huusoku

    Huusoku Active Member

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    Hello cP,

    I manage my CentOS/cPanel machine through my Windows XP machine. Is there any software for Windows that can log into my server and display real-time status, such as load, memory usage, and such?

    I know this is available through WHM and cPanel, but I'd rather have a stand alone (non-browser) application that I can launch when needed to quickly check how things are going (without having to browse to my WHM, log in, etcetera).

    Thanks for the help!
    Mike
     
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    This would be great did you find anything?
     
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    Why does the application need to be non-browser based precisely? You could always install Nagios to monitor the machine in a browser (it's designed to monitor load, memory usage and many other areas). Otherwise, SSH is pretty easy to use for that information, and email crons could be created to email a periodic output of those values as well.

    Trying to develop an application for Windows to display information that can already be obtained by these other sources would likely not be ideal. It is no more difficult to launch a browser, to receive an email, or to log into SSH / WHM than to launch a GUI application on Windows.
     
  4. Huusoku

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    cPanelTristan,

    Thank you for your reply. :) I wasn't necessarily "requesting" software be developed, but rather if software already existed for this.

    My personal preference to a standalone application rather than using a browser is simply: Less obtrusive, less obstructive, lower memory consumption, & quicker to load.

    Imagine a very small program of a system tray icon that would simply display the 5-min load number, similar to a weather program like this:

    /http://mytechquest.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/YoWindow-System-Tray.jpg

    All it would need to display is the 5-min server load number, and have configuration options to change color and blink when configured load levels are reached. Also, like the screen capture of the weather program above, when you hover the cursor over the server load, it could pop-up basic server info including 1-, 5-, and 10-min load averages, Apache & MySQL service restart option, memory load, and disk usage. That would be pretty cool. Or, it could display the 1-min load average, but to save on excessive requests for this info, it could just check once every 5 or 10 mins to retrieve the 1-min load average.

    For me this would be SA-WEEEEET but I am certainly not directly "asking" someone to make it "just for me" :D

    I'd imagine a little program like this could be less than 5 MB & use mere KB of Windows memory. A browser is therefore waaaaaay overkill and of course cannot display anything in the system tray.

    My 2 cents,
    Huusoku
     
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    ^ if that link doesn't work, try this one. I just searched Google Images for "weather system tray"

    /http://yowindow.com/img/screens/taskbar_weather.jpg
     
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    This is pretty close to what you want. I too was looking for this and ended up getting something custom made.
    Enjoy!!

    /http://www.hostingwebdesign.com.au/services/whm-server-monitor/
     
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    djpete,

    Thank you VERY much for the link, this is EXACTLY what I am looking for.



    I'd like to ask cPanelJared to justify why he edited my two above posts without my consent with the following:

    Last edited by cPanelJared; Today at 05:23 AM. Reason: Removed unnecessary image
    Last edited by cPanelJared; Today at 05:24 AM. Reason: Removed unnecessary image

    How are the two images I posted "unnecessary" when they exactly pertain to precisely what I am seeking help for?

    Likewise, djpete's post couldn't last but 8 mins and you "deactivated" his link, which is a link to the exact solution that I came to these forums to seek help for.

    I have been a forum admin of multiple forums since 2003 and this is very poor forum practice. Admins should not simply go around editing posts without informing the user. Otherwise how will anyone know to stop doing what you consider to be bad practice?

    cPanelJared, can you please reply with a link to the cPanel forum policy where it is stated that adding supporting images and answer forum posts with an exact and helpful link is not allowed?

    Thank you,
    Huusoku
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    I'll be happy to answer that for you, I asked him to.


    Me too, since 2000, many. Including this one.

    Moderation of these and most any forums including editing of posts is done as needed, it's common practice. You agreed to that when you registered. Here's the message you read and agreed to on registration:

    Forum Registration Rules - cPanel Forums

    This link may be of some use:
    Forum Best Practices, Rules and Guidelines - cPanel Forums


    There is no reason to link to an image on someone else's website, including your own, here on these forums. Please feel free to add an attachment to your post if you feel a screen grab is relevant to your issue. Anytime.

    Links to outside images like that, change, or are killed over time. This makes the long term use of them in a post, irrelevant. Links to images on other websites uses someone else's bandwidth as well. No need for that here.

    DJPete is new, new users posting links in their first post, sometimes, maybe not this time of course, is more often than not spam, or promotional posts of some sort. He responded to a 2 1/2 year old, dead thread, asking for suggestions, he provided one, out of the blue.

    As a fellow forum admin, you would know this. That looks like spam, even if it's not. The links remain but are not hot links from this forum. If you'd care to discuss this with me further, please feel free to drop me a private message.


    I'm happy to hear you sorted the issue out you were having. :)
     
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