LogicMonitor – SaS Monitoring Service


Setting up the monitoring on all of your devices may seem daunting, but auto-discovery makes it simple. There is no need to know what objects on a device to monitor, or even how to configure them. All you need to know is the hostname or IP address, and Active Discovery does the identification and configuration. Some of the items that it looks for on each device include:

  • Interfaces
  • Volumes
  • Physical disks
  • Temperature sensors
  • Virtual IPs
  • VPN links
  • DSU/CSUs
  • Applications

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Tools to monitor a Redis database?

Redis Commander

Redis-Commander is a node.js web application used to view, edit, and manage a Redis Database




Simple sinatra based dashboard for redis. After seeing the fnordmetric project I was inspired to write this. Some of the ideas there have be carried over here.



Real time dashboard for redis

I often find myself wondering how our redis instances are being used and which areas of the application are the heavy consumers. It’s also useful to predict how the memory consumption is growing over a period of time. Luckily, redis offers a couple of commands, INFO and MONITOR that expose some useful bits of information. Using the data from these two commands, it’s easy to build up a trend over a period of time.





redis-stat is a simple Redis monitoring tool written in Ruby.

It is based on INFO command of Redis, and thus generally won’t affect the performance of the Redis instance unlike the other monitoring tools based on MONITOR command.

redis-stat allows you to monitor Redis instances

  • either with vmstat-like output from the terminal

  • or with the dashboard page served by its embedded web server.



sensu – The open source monitoring framework.

Highly Composable

By providing an agent, message bus, & event processor, Sensu enables developers and operations teams to compose comprehensive telemetry systems to meet unique business requirements.

Designed for the Cloud

The Cloud introduces new challenges to monitoring tools, Sensu was created with them in mind. Sensu will scale along with the infrastructure that it monitors.

Passionate Community

The Sensu open source project is propelled by an ever growing community of passionate people, helping each other solve common problems, and working together to create solutions to new problems.

 Uchiwa -Official dashboard


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etsy/statsd – Network & IT Systems Monitoring

StatsD is a front-end proxy for the Graphite/Carbon metrics server, originally written by Etsy’s Erik Kastner. It is based on ideas from Flickr and this post by Cal Henderson: Counting and Timing. The server was written in Node, though there have been implementations in other languages since then.

A network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP or TCP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).

We (Etsy) blogged about how it works and why we created it.


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Sh*ts that I install on every new server to run wordpress and laravel

  • whois
  • htop
  • iotop (monitorize disk IO)
  • iostat (sysstat – monitorize disk IO)
  • fail2ban
    • sendmail
    • iptables-persistent
  • nginx
  • mysql
  • php-fpm
    • php5-mysql
    • php5-gd
    • php5-json
    • php5-curl
    • php5-mcrypt
    • libssh2-php
    • allow short_open_tag = On on /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini
  • vnstat
  • vnstati
  • at
    • edit /etc/at.allow and /etc/at.deny to allow/deny specific users


– too much IO stats? IO is important!, if we are serving thousands of files per hour.




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Moving servers… using rsync


rsync -avz /origin/path/images [email protected]:/destination/path/images