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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4

Part II System Monitoring

2 System Monitoring Utilities

There are number of programs, tools, and utilities which you can use to examine the status of your system. This chapter introduces some of them and describes their most important and frequently used parameters.

3 Monitoring with Nagios

Nagios is a stable, scalable and extensible enterprise-class network and system monitoring tool which allows administrators to monitor network and host resources such as HTTP, SMTP, POP3, disk usage and processor load. Originally Nagios was designed to run under Linux, but it can also be used on several UNIX operating systems. This chapter covers the installation and parts of the configuration of Nagios (http://www.nagios.org/).

4 Analyzing and Managing System Log Files

System log file analysis is one of the most important tasks when analyzing the system. In fact, looking at the system log files should be the first thing to do when maintaining or troubleshooting a system. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server automatically logs almost everything that happens on the system i…

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