Obtaining real-time values of system parameters or events (processor load, server responsiveness, intrusion attempts, …), or getting alerted when certain events happen

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Is there a way to get “top” to run exactly once and exit?

I find the output of the shell command top to be a simple and familiar way to get a rough idea of the health of a machine. I'd like to serve top's output (or something very similar to it) from a tiny ...
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Real vs Actual memory in Xymon/Hobbit

What is the difference between real and actual memory usage in xymon ?
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What is the difference in CPU utilization between 'ps aux' and 'ps -ef'?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 Linux. I see a difference between %CPU and C output format of ps command for a process. It is not clearly noted in the ps man page. Man pages says: CODE HEADER ...
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How to monitor incoming http requests

How can I monitor incoming HTTP requests to port 80? I have set up web hosting on my local machine using DynDNS and Nginx. I wanted to know how many request are made on my server every day. Currently ...
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Script to monitor folder for new files?

How do I detect new files in a folder with a bash script? I would like to process the files as soon as they are created in the folder. Is this possible to do so or do I have to schedule a script with ...
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Can conky monitor other Linux computers on the network?

I know conky can monitor my personal computer, but can it monitor the other Linux servers I have on the network? I'd like to see data on CPU and memory usage and some critical processes each server ...
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Accounting for /proc/net/dev reported traffic

I noticed that according to /proc/net/dev I am constantly receiving around 6Kb/s on my wireless usb interface. But I can't account for anything even close to that with the individual connections that ...
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PBS equivalent of 'top' command: avoid running 'qstat' repeatedly

When I run several jobs on a head node, I like to monitor the progress using the command top. However, when I'm using PBS to run several jobs on a cluster, top will of course not show these jobs, and ...
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Network bandwidth measurement on Solaris

I want to install pathtest or a program like it in a Sparc server running solaris 10. The purpose is to make a speedtest server to my remote sites. It is mentioned in pathtest FAQ that it only ...
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How to monitor Memory utilization of the single process?

How to monitor Memory and CPU usage of the single process by program/executable name(not PID);
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CPU usage monitoring in AIX servers

In order to monitor the CPU usage in an AIX server I'm using the following script that is executed every 10 mins. lparstat 2 10 > cpu usage=$(tail -10 cpu | awk 'BEGIN {sum=0;} {sum+=$4} END{print ...
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How to monitor outgoing http requests per user?

I'd like to know how to monitor users' outgoing http requests. I've got a FreeBSD 8.1 server, and I would like to get an output like this for http requests: source MAC address or IP address → ...
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Lots of traffic between servers - where does it come from?

We have ten servers in two groups servers, and there is a lot of traffic between those groups - too much we think. We know this because of stats of our provider, but don't know how this traffic is ...
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Determine which process is creating a file

Given file path, how can I determine which process creates it (and/or reads/writes to it)?
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How to see what processes WERE running?

Is there a chance to get the processes that RAN before my system crash? EDIT What I really want is to see the past processes. My system crashed & I want to know if a specific process was the ...
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On-the-fly monitoring HTTP requests on a network interface?

For debugging purposes I want to monitor the http requests on a network interface. Using a naive tcpdump command line I get too much low-level information and the information I need is not very ...
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monitor running services and ports

What is the best way to monitor running services and ports on a system with systemd? My intent is to alert me, when a service stops running or if a new service is listening on a new port (possibly a ...
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Monitor outgoing web requests as they’re happening

I want to see a list of all outgoing HTTP requests from my desktop. I think it should be possible to monitor HTTPS hostnames as well for local clients using Server Name Indication (SNI). OS X has a ...
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Monitor Disk Usage per directory/file

I have a huge java app that drives my disk crazy. As I think that this issue is only due to 3-5 small things I would like to monitor what is written to/read from disk within an hour sorted by size and ...
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How to I install zabbix-agent over apt-get

Why is it that on my Ubuntu 13.04 system I can easilly install zabbix-agent by doing apt-get install zabbix-agent. When I do it in Debian 7.1, it says that the package zabbix-agent can not be found. ...
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Measuring CPU and Memory per user to distribute “cost” of a server

How should I implement approximately correct per-user monitoring on a server? I want a way to split the cost of a server between the users based on their usage. On newer machines (RHEL6) I would use ...
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How can I see what processes are running?

I use Ubuntu Server 10.10 and I would like to see what processes are running. I know that PostgreSQL is running on my machine but I can not see it with the top or ps commands, so I assume that they ...
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SMTP connectivity issue in Zenoss (“Connection unexpectedly closed”)

I am using Zenoss for monitoring purpose. I have been using its mail service for a long time. Suddenly my mail service in zenoss stopped and started showing <class ...
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Track HDD access?

How can I track HDD access? Not in a monitoring sense of MB/s like iotop. My internal mass storage HDD gets permanently woken up and I want to find the evil process with an absolute list of accesses.
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tcpdump not capturing http or tcp/ssl traffic

I have been trying to learn tcpdump and I am using this command to attempt to monitor my network: sudo tcpdump -I -i en1 But this gives me a bunch of stuff I don't want, so I used this version to ...
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Monitoring filesystem activity

Say, I have a program, and I want to monitor its filesystem activity (what files/directories are created/modified/deleted etc.) This program may be capable of spawning further processes, and thus, I ...
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get cpu by user

Working with monit I need create an alert that get cpu usage of system users, so: top -b -n 1 -u user1 | awk 'NR>7 { sum += $9; } END { print sum; }' seems a good solution but I'm not sure about ...
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how to determine how many times pid_max wrapped?

Is it even possible to know that? may be some kind of tests are required to be performed in order to find that information? My system, just after I login, seem to have already wrapped the max_pid, so ...
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Internet connection drop alert

What software is there that will play an alert (PC speaker) when there isn't any internet connectivity for 5 minutes? My switch/router seems to disconnect every few days, and I want to reset it when ...
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List of files accessed by application

I want to install propertiary AMD driver but I would also like to know which files were created/changed by installer. Is there some application which can observe (probably by inotify) which files were ...
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Monit daemon interval setting…global or service-level?

I'm configuring monit on Ubuntu 11.04. In monitrc, the following setting controls the interval at which the monit daemon monitors services... set daemon 120 Is this a global setting? If I want to ...
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how to know the use of my applications?

I want to know how long my programs have been used. For example if I use my web browser I want to know the start and the close time to obtain a total of use time. Basically I want to know when an ...
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SystemTap simple demo fails

Started learning SystemTap using RedHat's manual. Here is the example I'm trying to run. While executing stap open.stp I got the error: [root@ror6ax ~]# stap open.stp semantic error: while resolving ...
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List the files accessed by a program

time is a brilliant command if you want to figure out how much CPU time a given command takes. I am looking for something similar that can list the files being accessed by a program and its children. ...
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xentop gives static info about memory usage

I am using CentOS 6.5 and Xen 4.2.4-30 xentop does not change MEM(%) at all. NAME STATE CPU(sec) CPU(%) MEM(k) MEM(%) MAXMEM(k) MAXMEM(%) VCPUS NETS NETTX(k) NETRX(k) VBDS VBD_OO ...
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Is there an auto refreshing graphical text file reader?

So, is there a graphical text reader or editor that automatically refreshes its text if the file is completely changed outside of it? I found that gedit detects file changes but refresh is not ...
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Desktop overlay program showing CPU, HDD, etc. stats

In different screenshots of people's Linux desktops, I've seen different apps that overlay the desktop with information about their computer. Often this gadget/app shows CPU and HDD information. ...
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Monitoring Disk Latency

We have quite a few physical machines in our environment, yet we have no trending data over a period of time for disk latency statistics. We can easily run the standard iostat commands to see what the ...
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How to monitor CPU/memory usage of a single process?

I would like to monitor one process's memory / cpu usage in real time. Similar to top but targeted at only one process, preferably with a history graph of some sort.
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is there an equivalent to systat in Linux?

Is there an equivalent to the amazing systat command in Linux-based operating systems? For those who don't know about it, the BSD's systat command is just amazing. It displays live graphs of network ...
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simple script for monitoring a mailserver

I would like to use a simple bash script (python would be second best) to monitor regularly (hourly) if my mailserver is online and operating. I know that there are dedicated solutions for this task ...
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Needed: A simple way to remotely monitor a process on my server

I have a cloud-based server running a Java process (a POP/SMTP server called davmail, details don't really matter). What is the simplest way to monitor the status of that Java process remotely? I ...
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Network monitoring tool

I'm basically looking for a utility that displays which processes are using how much bandwidth, similar to how top displays which processes use how much resources.
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Linux server monitoring software

The dedicated server I'm looking after started to crash occasionally, I suspect because of overload, so I need some performance/resource based monitoring software, preferably with web interface, ...
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performance monitoring

Is there some performace monitoring tool which would run in background gathering info about all system activity? Somethimes my system (Arch linux, 32 bit) slows down terribly and the top utility ...
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Monitor when read/write on metadata or mmaped files hit the disk

On a server hosting a wide range of websites, I often see IO becoming a bottleneck without being able to identify the processes responsible of IO operations with tools such as iotop, iostat or sar. I ...
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How to get CPU Percentage as a Counter?

I would like to monitor total CPU utilization percentage as a counter. The reason I would like it as a counter is that data won't be lost between samples (and I can have the graphing side calculate ...
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Bash script to detect when my server is down or offline

Background : I need to receive an alert when my server is down. When the server is down, maybe the Sysload collector will not be able to send any alert. To receive an alert when the server is down, I ...
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inotifywait not working when folder is deleted and re-created

I am trying to use inotifywait to monitor a folder: inotifywait -m -r /home/oshiro/Desktop/work_folder The command works and if I create files in that folder, all seems to work correctly. While ...
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find which system is transmitting through a particular port

I am using command nc -lu <port no.> to find on given port any data is receiving or not. I am getting data if there is transmission going on (but don't know from where!). Is there any way that ...