Ubuntu Server Monitoring Tools



Monitoring server work certainly is one job desc from the Server Administrator. Here we pick 5 applications to help your monitoring server activity: 
 
Nagios
Through Nagios, we can monitor the entire activity of the server infrastructure and every service we use. Because of its furnishings, Nagios is one of the best monitoring application until today, For those of you who would like to visit and see his official website please go here.

Cacti
Cacti using RRDtool graph solutions for the network. Cacti also supports plugin architecture. Some of the features of the graphics provided by Cacti quite informative. Through Cacti, we can monitor and graph CPU load, information network bandwidth, network traffic monitor etc, Official Website cacti in here.



Munin
Similar to Kaktus, where Munin uses RRDTool to present output in a pretty nice graphics over the web. The main emphasis is on Munin "plug and play" plugin which is interactive. Plugins are available any time the choice is very much, Official website munin in here.

Zabbix
ZABBIX is open source software for monitoring provided by Zabbix SIA as a company engaged in the development of software. ZABBIX requires a database to store monitoring data where we can choose DB server you want to use such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQLite. ZABBIX has three main modules:
1. Zabbix Server (written in C),
2. Zabbix Agent (written in C),
3. Zabbix Frontend (PHP and Javascript).


Top command and some variations
The top is one of the possible UNIX commands you use often. Top gave rise to some variation of software for monitoring server. In ataranya:
 
htop – htop command is similar to the top with a bit of extra features. The main difference is we can use the mouse to interact with the output of htop command. Source: http://htop.sourceforge.net/
 
ntop (Network Top) free software for monitoring network. NTOP displays network usage information based on commands that we inputkan. We can also create output files in the form of HTML (dump) to find out the status of your network using ntop. Source: http://www.ntop.org/


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