What is Server Monitoring?

Using the HetrixTools Server Monitoring Agent you will be able to constantly monitor the resource usage of your VPS or dedicated server, and you can even set custom warning levels in order to get alerted if the resource usage gets too high. You will have everything neatly organized for each Server Monitoring Agent that you […]

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Install the HetrixTools Server Monitor Agent

As mentioned in the intro documentation article, the Server Monitor service is part of our Uptime Monitoring product, so before you can deploy your first Server Monitor Agent, you will need to have at least one Uptime Monitor in your HetrixTools account. Each Uptime Monitor can have one Server Monitor Agent attached to it. To […]

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Install the PHP version of the Server Monitoring Agent

If you wish to monitor your server’s resources, but you do not have root access (i.e.: you’re on a shared web hosting plan), you can just use our PHP Server Monitoring Agent. The installation procedure is a bit more complex than our regular monitoring agent, but this guide will show you exactly what you’ve got […]

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Installing the Windows Server Monitoring Agent

Please note this is a pre-release of the Windows Agent. Even though its core functionality is stable and ready to use, we’re still working on coding some more features before it will be production ready. You can find our Windows Agent on GitHub: https://github.com/hetrixtools/agent-win It’s written in Python, and it’s open source, so you can […]

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Server Monitor Agent Requirements & Compatibility

We wanted our Server Monitor Agent to be as light as as possible, with a very tiny footprint on the server resource usage. It is fully coded in bash language, and it requires no additional software to be installed for it to function. The agent requires ‘root’ only to be installed, but it will not […]

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What data does the Server Monitor Agent collect?

Our Server Monitor Agent is written in bash language. We’ve coded it as simple as possible, and made it easy to read and understand for anyone wanting to look into its source code. You can find and inspect it on GitHub: https://github.com/hetrixtools/agent To make a summary for those not interested in inspecting the code, here’s […]

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Accessing Server Monitoring Data

Once you’ve installed our Server Monitoring Agent on one of your VPS or dedicated servers, you’ll be able to access the resource usage data from your Uptime Monitors list: Simply click the Uptime Monitor name that you’ve installed the agent on: A pop-up will open, containing all of the graphs from the collected data: You […]

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Set Resource Usage Warnings

Being alerted whenever your server starts using up too many resources is sometimes critical for your business and infrastructure. Using our Server Monitoring Agent you can easily set up warnings, directly from your dashboard. Start by opening up the collected data from any of your Uptime Monitors that have a Server Agent attached to them: […]

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Resource Usage Privacy

By default, after installing an agent all data collected is private and you’ll only be able to see it from your Uptime Monitors list, as described in this article: https://docs.hetrixtools.com/accessing-server-monitoring-data/ However, you do have the option to make any of the collected data available in the Uptime Report belonging to the Uptime Monitor you’ve attached […]

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Server Monitor Color Indicators

The Uptime Monitors that have a Server Monitor agent attached to them will display some quick ‘at a glance’ info about the current server resource usage, under the monitor’s name. The 4 bars will indicate the current CPU Usage, RAM Usage, Network In/Out Usage, and Disk Usage. Hovering over any of the bars will show […]

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