My company is looking for an open source, server managment platform that can
perform a variety of functions. We are especially interested in the ability to track specific
events, observe hardware utilization, look at input/output and monitor page swapping on our Apache
server. If possible, we would also like to be able to manage and specifically to parse our MySQL
databases from the same platform. Do you have any recommendations as to an all-inclusive, open
source solution that would meet our needs?
The best-known open source server management platform is Nagios. It has a very broad range of
functionality and the ability to be extended for your environment through plugins.
See Bernard's piece on Nagios
06 Mar 2006