solusvm KVM server monitoring

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  1. Trendsetter149

    Trendsetter149 New Member

    Apr 13, 2016
    I have slave solusvm kvm machine,
    can any one guide me how can monitor Like openvz
    use cpu and ram etc or like nodewatch
  2. VyprNetworks

    VyprNetworks New Member

    Mar 2, 2016
    You can use nodequery its not always accurate though and it does not monitor spam like nodewatch does but you can watch the programs and the network for sure.
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  3. Savio

    Savio New Member Verified Provider

    Jul 25, 2015
    Virt tools may interest you 
  4. radwebhosting

    radwebhosting New Member

    Jan 18, 2016
    Softaculous has a nice server monitoring service called Pinguzo that is currently in beta. They are providing it free of charge.
  5. nouptimehost

    nouptimehost New Member

    Jan 17, 2017
    You can use nagios or zabbix to monitor the server.

    And Yes, I also heard about Pinguzo. Have you used it?
  6. techDaniel

    techDaniel New Member

    Jan 15, 2017
    Pinguzo is a great monitoring device, it shows everything your CPU, memory, bandwidth, etc. usage and has alerts  system present which sends you alerts on any high load or resources usage.
  7. ChuckC

    ChuckC New Member

    Dec 5, 2016
    We use a combination of Monit, M/Monit, and StatusCake as an external monitor.

    Monit + M/Monit is excellent as you can monitor pretty much anything you can think of and set specific thresholds for not only alerts but for functions. You can detect if the webserver or Mysql hangs or dies and attempt a restart or fire a script automatically. Only downside I have found is that occasionally certain network issues seems to escape detection, and that is why we added StatusCake as an external monitor ... just in case.
  8. arussell

    arussell New Member

    Nov 5, 2015
    We use a combination of Nagios to alert us of any problems, and Munin to collect data over time so we can get nice graphs (super handy for investigating problems).
  9. LiamCyrus

    LiamCyrus Member Verified Provider

    Oct 25, 2013
    Does Nagios or Munin really help at all for monitoring dozens of virtualized containers? And does Pinguzo support SolusVM? I tried googling it, but the top result is this thread... lol. Good job on the improved SEO, knownhost :p
  10. Jonathan

    Jonathan Woohoo Administrator Verified Provider

    May 27, 2013
    We're pretty happy with Zabbix. We've written a ton of custom triggers/items for it - none for KVM, but Zabbix is very expendable to effectively monitor pretty much whatever you want.
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  11. arussell

    arussell New Member

    Nov 5, 2015
    We install agents for Munin and Nagios in VPSes that have management which solves the per-VPS monitoring for us. And we also monitor our Xen host nodes directly although we're not checking anything Xen-specific. It wouldn't be at all difficult to write a custom Nagios plugin that checks useful stuff like number of running Xen domains though, Nagios plugins are very simple to write.
  12. maounique

    maounique Active Member

    May 29, 2013
    Munin is nice but it can be very heavy on the server, if you have many nodes added to it. Somewhere after 50 it gets very bad, even with good hardware, so you have to choose what you will monitor. Even so, it is the best regarding diagnostic, I think. Zabbix and observium not bad either.
  13. vpsrus

    vpsrus New Member

    Aug 25, 2016
    This thread is a little older but some information fits, you can install Pinguzo in all servers and it will monitor through a web browser, Pinguzo is still free from softaculous the URL is
    It can monitor your server and also can monitor the VPS as well websites and SMTPs.
    The features are: monitor CPU, Load, Network, RAM, Disk
    Email warnings configured by the user.
  14. arussell

    arussell New Member

    Nov 5, 2015
    The default install hammers disk IO really hard, you're right, but you can fix that by using rrdcached. If you're not using it, check it out!

    You probably also want to enable CGI mode for HTML and graphs to only generate them when you're actually looking at them rather than generating every single graph and every single HTML page every 5 minutes.

    Doing both of the above made our Munin scaling problems go away pretty much entirely.
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  15. maounique

    maounique Active Member

    May 29, 2013
    Thanks, after some 20 nodes we started to apply some mitigation techniques, however, after 40-50, things got too heavy and had to start removing graphs and enlarging the interval. We still have munin now but scaled down and some groups of servers are monitored differently.
  16. farhanideas

    farhanideas Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    You must try virtualizor is best monitoring tools for Openvz and KVM