Monitoring (both inside/outside) - What Do You Use?

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  1. raindog308

    raindog308 vpsBoard Premium Member Moderator

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    I asked about this some time ago, but the landscape changes so fast.

     

    What do you use for monitoring, where monitoring is both:

     

    1. from the outside - such as ping, checking http, etc.  There are a million products and external services (I like NodePing) that do this.

    2. from the inside - getting status from the box from inside, like "did MySQL go down" or "was there a RAID event"

     
     
  2. Ruchirablog

    Ruchirablog New Member

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    NewRelic for PHP+Server monitoring.  site 24x7 + pingdom for ping. recently started using nodequery.com on one of my projects 
     
  3. WelltodoInformalCattle

    WelltodoInformalCattle New Member

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    For checking whether my servers are up/down I simply stick to StatusCake. Haven't really implemented anything for the second option. 
     
  4. blergh

    blergh New Member Verified Provider

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    Cacti/observium/munin/prtg.
     
  5. eva2000

    eva2000 Active Member

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    • nodeping, uptime robot, copperegg and dnsmadeeasy monitoring (dns failover)
    • cacti and munin
     
  6. bauhaus

    bauhaus Member

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    Internal: Munin. External: pingdom.
     
  7. ocitysolutions

    ocitysolutions New Member Verified Provider

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    We use Observium (licensed version) for most of our internal stuff. We've also been testing PingMax for a developer friend of ours for simple uptime tracking so we have something to show [potential] clients.
     
  8. ed@cwings

    [email protected] New Member

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    -external - uptime robot or observium


    -internal - opennms


    - uptime robot - extra fast to deploy, extra easy to use, very limited


    - observium - fast deploy, easy to use, fancy graphs, limited functions


    - opennms - slower deploy , pain, pain, pain, but functionality make up for it.
     
  9. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    Can you stress the functionality of Opennms? (or moreover what's so great about it).

    I looked into it a while back (in addition to Zabbix, Munin, Nagios, etc.) but instead went with plain old SNMP monitoring (Observium).  What does Opennms do better than Observium?  

    Uptimerobot (if I recall) is a simple ping monitoring service :p, so yeah very highly limited.  
     
  10. splitice

    splitice Just a little bit crazy... Verified Provider

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    external - zabbix (bulk checks) + uptimerobot (http resources)

    internal - zabbix + hopefully kibana soon
     
  11. catatonic

    catatonic New Member

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    ossec for certain things  :)
     
  12. tonyg

    tonyg New Member

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    Xymon (used to be Hobbit)

    Monit

    Logcheck (with a central log server)
     
  13. QuatroVPS

    QuatroVPS New Member

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    Zabbix is a good option