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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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 an […]

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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 popup will open, containing all the graphs from the collected data: You can […]

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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 setup 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 any bar will show the exact usage […]

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Server Monitor Agent Settings

Once you’ve installed the HetrixTools Server Monitoring Agent on your VPS or dedicated server, you can find it in the ‘/etc/hetrixtools/’ folder. The agent’s file name is ‘hetrixtools_agent.sh’ and it should be the only file in that folder. Opening this file, with your favorite editor, you’ll find a few settings that you can configure: We’ll […]

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Reinstall/Upgrade The Server Monitor Agent

In order to reinstall or upgrade the Server Monitor Agent to the latest version, you will need to go to the action drop-down menu of the uptime monitor, and select ‘Reinstall/Uninstall Monitoring Agent’. A modal will open, containing the installation code, which you’ll need to copy and run as ‘root’ on the server you wish […]

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