When your business relays on Linux servers, monitoring those servers is an important aspect of the overall business performance and IT operations management process.
Basic Linux server troubleshooting can be done easily with simple built-in commands, especially monitoring CPU, memory, and processes. But that doesn’t quite do the job of an effective Linux server monitoring tool. A comprehensive monitoring approach requires a mature, multi-faceted, all-in-one Linux server management tool. This is especially true for businesses and companies that want to ensure the best business continuity experience for their organizations and end users.
Linux Server monitoring
1. Easily copy your installation command
It doesn’t matter which distribution and version of Linux server you are using, just copy and paste the installation command to your command line and you are good to go.
after a minute your Linux server will be registered into your Xitoring account and then you will receive a confirmation email.
Xitoring automatically generates graphs, set up triggers, and shows all essential data in your dashboard.
2. Run it in Command Line
Copy and Paste your unique installation command into the server’s command line or ask your sysadmin or colleague to do it, it’s very lightweight, robust, and flexible. Also, it can be easily uninstalled anytime.
Xitogent is successfully tested on the following version of the Linux server:
Centos 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Centos Stream 8 / 9
Rocky Linux 8 / 9
Alma Linux 8 / 9
Cloud Linux 8 / 9
Redhat 8 / 9
Fedora 27 / 30 / 31 / 32
Ubuntu 14.04 / 15.04 / 16.04/ 18.04/ 19.04/ 20.04/ 21.04 / 22.04
Debian 5 /6 /7 /8 /9 /10 / 11
3. It’s now monitored!
The last step brings lots of joy, it has been never easier, right?
after you get this email the server will be available to monitor and config in your Xitoring dashboard. Also, you can add more checks, run manual discovery, or configure triggers.
Basic details also matter, we show a lot of information about your operating system, software and hardware specifications in this block, which helps to identify the server and gather the necessary information about it.
Server Live Statistics
CPU, Memory, Disk, and Disk IO are veritably critical factors that should always be covered on a server. However, databases, and any charge-critical apps can ruin your business!
if each of them goes grandly there will be a veritably likely interruption or outage on your web server.
We all know how important it's to cover the services on a server, the more important part is how to avoid outages, and reduce the threat of business loss in case of a unforeseen outage. Each second of time-out costs businesses, thus it's pivotal to get notifications as soon as they accure, or they're likely to happen soon.
Xitoring offers a wide choice of notification channels including E-Mail, SMS, Slack, etc to notify the responsible person as soon as possible. Also, the root cause and logs are included so that you'll have to spend lower time diagnosing the issue.
Server Uptime Monitoring
To ensure that the services like web servers and your websites are accessible to end customers, it's crucial to monitor the server from outside the box in addition to keeping an eye on its basic components like CPU, Memory, Disk, Disk IO, Network, etc. Because of this, we combined server monitoring and uptime tracking into a single offering with a single glance. All of the popular protocols, including HTTP(s), DNS, FTP, Ping, Pop3, SMTP, and IMAP, are supported by Xitoring uptime monitoring solutions.
A measure used by Linux users to monitor system resources is called load average. You can also keep an eye on how the system resources are being used. Despite being one of the most fundamental measurements of resource utilization, load average is useless unless you know what it means for the user. Xitoring helps you understanding the server load avrages, create triggers and alert for them.
Every minute, Xitoring tracks your CPU consumption across all units and cores. You can configure triggers and alarms to alert you when you reach a certain threshold, or you can view historical graphs to see how you've been performing on busy days.
It's crucial to keep track of memory utilization to ensure that the server's apps are all functioning properly. With Xitoring, you can configure triggers and alarms to be notified when free or used memory reaches predetermined thresholds and view historical graphs of memory utilization.
For each of your network adaptors, Xitoring generates graphs, and just like other server components, you can set up triggers to receive notifications when something is wrong.
Even though there are numerous low-latency drives on the market today, such as NVMe and SSDs, disk IO problems on apps are very common, thus it's crucial to make sure the server's disk IO is functioning properly. Additionally, you can configure triggers to get alarms when the expected level of disk IO is exceeded.
One of the components that most people believe is never important to monitor is disk usage, yet it is. If your disk utilization exceeds 90%, you run the risk of experiencing database problems as well as other apps and services that are unable to function properly due to a lack of storage space. Xitoring offers historical disk utilization statistics, and you can also set up triggers to receive notifications when the space is getting crowded.