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Instant Munin Plugin Starter

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Bart ten Brinke

Write custom scripts to monitor, analyze, and optimize any device in your network
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849696746
Paperback62 pages

About This Book

  • 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

 

Who This Book Is For

This book is great for system administrators who want to improve the monitoring level of their systems. It’s assumed that you have some experience with Linux-based systems and know your way around them.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Munin Plugin Starter
So, what is Munin?
Installation
Quick start – Setting up Munin
Top 6 features you need to know about
People and places you should get to know

What You Will Learn

  • 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

In Detail

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.

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