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  • Configure a Munin master
  • Set up a Munin node
  • Instal plugins
  • Monitoring hardware
  • Setting up the Munin master webserver
  • Writing a plugin in Bash and Perl
  • Finding plugins to monitor specifics in your network

The real challenge of performance issues comes from trying to get to the root of the problem. Having a monitoring system set up makes your life, as a system administrator, a lot easier.

The Instant Munin Plugin Starter is a practical, hands-on guide that teaches you how to set up and monitor your network. Through a simple step-by-step process you will learn how to monitor other devices in your network and learn to write your own plugins. By the end of the book you will have the skills and the confidence to write plugins for any day-to-day task.

This book breaks down monitoring with Munin into small, easy-to-follow steps.

It starts by setting up a webserver to act as a Munin master and ends by teaching you how to write a custom plugin by yourself.

Learn how to configure Munin nodes to monitor servers and other devices in your network. This will make it easy to monitor switches, printers, or any other device attached to the network.

If you want to learn how monitoring gives you insight into your network, the Munin Plugin Starter is the book for you.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Write custom plugins to monitor servers, printers, routers, and other devices
  • Pinpoint server performance issues with ease
  • Improve server performance by finding the root of the problem


Page Count 62
Course Length 1 hours 51 minutes
ISBN 9781849696753
Date Of Publication 13 Feb 2013


Bart ten Brinke

Bart ten Brinke is an experienced product developer; he has been building web applications for over six years, mainly focusing on Ruby on Rails. In 2012, he started his own company called Retrosync. Retrosync focuses on the three major pillars of web application development—security, scalability, and usability. Prior to Retrosync, Bart worked at Nedap Healthcare as a product developer and security officer. Here he developed a web-based planning solution that is now used by a majority of the Dutch home care sector. Bart holds a Masters title in Information Technology and a Minor in Biomedical Engineering, both from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).