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    Hey all. What are some good type of system monitors for red hat 9? I have tried gkrellm and need to play with it to get it to work right. But i am just trying to find out what other kinds you guys/girls use.
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    Not sure if you mean hardware wise, or system logs, or what...

    As far as hardware goes, LM Sensors is pretty good.
    http://secure.netroedge.com/~lm78/
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    I'm a personal fan of lmsensors..
    On most unixes, Linux being one of them, evrything is a file..
    You can look for the values of some hardware in the /proc
    you could also make a batch script up, as long as you know where to look for the values..
    you will need to use acpi module(s) for this..

    I have a cron bash script mail me as soon as lmsensors or those /proc/acpi files display "strange" values..

    since the PC I'm at right now (slackware-current) doesn't have lm_sensors installed, I'd think I'd install it and write a short tutorial at the same time

    just download i2c and lmsensors http://secure.netroedge.com/~lm78/

    tar xzvf i2c[tab]
    cd i2c[tab]
    make && make install
    cd ..
    tar xzvf lm_[tab]
    cd lm_[tab]
    make && make install
    cd prog/mkdev
    ./mkdev.sh
    (to make devices (not allways needed))
    cd ../detect/
    ./sensors-detect
    (to detect what drivers to load)

    it tells you what drivers to use..

    copy and paste (execute) the modprobe lines . . .
    and also run /usr/local/bin/sensors -s

    now the command sensors will show you the readings from the sensors
    you might want to configure some stuff in /etc/sensors.conf

    well that was all realy..

    don't forget to check out the other tools in the lm_sensors-[version]/prog folder
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    Originally posted here by SonofGalen
    Not sure if you mean hardware wise, or system logs, or what...

    As far as hardware goes, LM Sensors is pretty good.
    http://secure.netroedge.com/~lm78/
    I'm looking more for software. One that can monitor CPU, mem, network, and processes
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    well in that case, try ksim
    KSim is a system monitor app which has its own plugin system with support for GKrellm skins
    http://ksim.sourceforge.net/
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    when you go to download it it says the server is not there
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    I'm using MRTG to monitor a couple of systems. It's actually made to monitor networktraffic but since it uses SNMP you can basicly monitor anything that has a MIB (this includes CPU, mem, hd space etc.).
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    One program I like to use to monitor inbound and outbound pps is GetIf, there is also mrtg, Smokeping, Whatsup Gold. Google all this to learn more about it most of it is pretty useful.

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    Dude stick with Gkrellm. You can integrate lmsensors with it and you can configure it to monitor anything and everything. Plus it is skinable.

    Also, if you want to monitor a big network, then you should definately try Ntop. It runs off a web based inerface and it is so extremely thorough and organized. I give it like 3 A+'s
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