Server Monitoring with the Local Monitor

Description

With the help of local checks you are able to execute any given command or script essential to you on your server and integrate it with Spacehost Monitoring's monitoring. There is no individual configuration for the monitoring.
Whether you require load, logged in users, number of processes or specific content of log files as monitoring parameters, it's all possible with the local checks.
To do so, it is necessary to install a daemon which communicates with Spacehost Monitoring. We will be more than happy to assist you with the initial installation.

Important: Spacehost Monitoring does not obtain access to your server. You alone define and configure commands to be executed.

Further examples of local checks:
  • fixed disk utilization
  • memory occupancy
  • swap utilization
  • number of zombie processes
  • ...

Parameter

Port
Daemon's port at your server. (default value: 5666)

Command
Name of local command.
The link between the daemon run locally from your server and Spacehost Monitoring's system takes place over the command name. You define the command name and the corresponding call on the local command line including all parameters and limit values. Enter this command name in the form and Spacehost Monitoring will attempt to call up the call linked with this command and evaluate the results.

Timeout
[Seconds]
Time in seconds before a connection attempt times out.
If a timeout occurs, the status of the check is changed to Critical.

Availability Report

OK
Server responding, successful connection to daemon port, reply from daemon

Critical
Server not responding, no connection to daemon port within 30 seconds, no reply from daemon

Monitor Integration

The Local Monitor requires an agent on the server. Spacehost Monitoring supports the two Open Source monitoring Daemons NRPE (Nagios Remote Plugin Executor) and NSClient++.
Installation and Configuration