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 run as root on your server. During the installation, an unprivileged user is being created, named ‘hetrixtools’, and the agent will safely run under this user.

The agent will reside in the ‘/etc/hetrixtools/’ folder, and will set up one cronjob to run every minute, under the ‘hetrixtools’ user.

The following operating systems are compatible and can run the HetrixTools Server Monitor agent:

  • CentOS 6 or newer
  • CloudLinux 6 or newer (but the agent needs to run as root, read more here)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 or newer
  • Debian 8 or newer
  • Fedora 24 or newer

If you encounter any issues during agent installation, be sure to open a support ticket on our website, so we can assist you with it.