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Monitorix is an open source, lightweight system monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible. It has been created to be used under production UNIX/Linux servers, but due to its simplicity and small size many use it on embedded devices as well.
Installation of Monitorix
Visit the AUR and grab the tarball for the AUR package and build/install it.
Configuration of Monitorix
Before starting the monitorix daemon, be sure to adjust the
/etc/monitorix.conf to your liking. For a complete list of options and features, see the [official website] or the included man page for monitor.conf.
Most if not all of the user settings are self explanatory based on the commented text within the conf file itself.
Start Monitorix with the included service file like any other systemd service:
# systemctl start monitorix
Viewing Monitorix Data
With the release of version 3.0.0, Monitorix now comes with a light, built in webserver thanks to the dependency on
/etc/monitorix.conf which users may elect to either use or not.
To view system stats, using the perl-http-server, simply point a browser to [http://localhost:8080/monitorix] to see the data.
Configure an External Webserver
is another option.
By default, cgi support is not enabled in lighttpd. To enable it and to assign perl to process .cgi files, add the following two lines to
server.modules = ( "mod_cgi" ) cgi.assign = ( ".cgi" => "/usr/bin/perl" )
is yet another option.
Using tmpfs to Store RRD Databases
AUR is a package which provides a pseudo-daemon that makes use of tmpfs to store RRD Databases for Monitorix. Doing so will greatly reduce hdd reads/writes.