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Linux Journal: Custom System Statistics Monitoring

Jun 10, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Ordway)

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"As a systems administrator, knowing the status of the systems in your network is a must. This can be quite a challenge when you are dealing with tens, hundreds or thousands of different systems. A multitude of options are available for obtaining systems statistics, many of them freely available. For my purposes, I had a number of different requirements that most packages did not meet. In the end, I opted to build my own. This article explains the design of my solution, as well as its installation and configuration for use in your own environment.

"One of my first requirements for systems statistics monitoring was any solution has to include a SQL backend. At the very least, it needs to have some way to export its data easily to allow it to be loaded into a SQL database..."

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