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Re: Cfengine for Monitoring ????

From: Jason Edgecombe
Subject: Re: Cfengine for Monitoring ????
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 09:12:16 -0500
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Hi Mark,

I would be interested in being able to add arbitrary metrics to cfenv in a way similar to gmetric for ganglia.

For example, temperature sensors or monitoring my home-grown web spam blockers.


Mark Burgess wrote:

This is not way off topic for cfengine. Cfenvd performs a certain kind
of monitoring, and recently the people from SLAC wrote cfetool which is
supposed to use some of the cfengine in an rrdtool kind of way --
although it is so poorly documented that Ihave no idea how it works.

I am hoping to get a student to make a web-based monitor using cfenvd


On Sat, 2006-01-07 at 10:54 +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 02:47:47PM -0800, Friendly Tourney wrote:
I am using Cfengine on a bunch of linux boxes, everything is working great. I can push changes etc , it is wonderful. I am also using the "freespace" function for tracking diskspace usage on all the linux machines. I was wondering if i can leverage cfengine to monitor cpu usage, memory usage etc. I realise that,it is not designed to be Network MONITORING Tool. What is a good approach, do i use mrtg along with cfengine ? Any ideas from users with large setups ?
 Ofcourse , i can use sar, top, vmstat, iostat etc on the linux box and use the 
stats from that data via cfengine , but that will involve a lot of work to make 
gui's etc.
The Right Tool For The Job, in this case, is Nagios, either with it's own
NRPE-based resource monitoring, or SNMP-based monitoring.  The SNMP way is
cleaner, but it does require the proper configuration of more different
technologies than NRPE/Nagios.

(All way off-topic for a cfengine list, though, of course)
- Matt

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