How to increase Linux Server Monitoring Agent metrics collection intervals

If you’d like to configure our Server Monitoring Agent to collect its metrics less often (default every 3 seconds), you can do so by editing the agent’s config file as follows. [available for version 2.1.x+] Open the following agent configuration file with any text editor: /etc/hetrixtools/hetrixtools.cfg Locate the following section: CollectEveryXSeconds=3 Change this value to […]

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Debug Mode

Starting with the version 2.2.x of our Linux Server Monitoring Agent, we’ve introduced Debug Mode. This mode, when turned on, allows your agent to generate a log file, located at /etc/hetrixtools/debug.log which you can send to our support staff in order to debug potential issues with your agent. Turn on Debug Mode sed -i ‘s/DEBUG=0/DEBUG=1/’ […]

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ZFS Health Monitoring

This feature is included for free in our¬†Uptime Monitor¬†service. [Available on our Linux Server Monitor Agent Version: 2.1.x+]https://github.com/hetrixtools/agent You can use our Linux Server Monitor Agent to keep track and be notified of the health of your ZFS pool(s). To begin, head on to your uptime monitors dashboard from your client area menu. Now, find […]

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Ignore certain Network Interfaces for Server Monitoring Agent

This brief guide shows how you can select only certain Network Interfaces to be monitored in your Server Monitoring Agent v2+ Start by editing the agent config file with your preferred text editor; it is located at: /etc/hetrixtools/hetrixtools.cfg In this config file, locate the “Network Interfaces” section: Modify the “NetworkInterfaces” value to contain only the […]

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This is how we use our own platform when performing non-impacting planned maintenance on our infrastructure

In the following guide, we’ll demonstrate how easy it is to use our platform for your infrastructure management and the few basic steps you can take when performing planned maintenance on your servers. We use our platform ourselves to monitor our non-impacting infrastructure components. The critical infrastructure components should always be monitored from multiple different […]

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CPU Temperature Monitoring

Starting with version 2.x of our Linux Server Monitoring Agent, we’ve introduced CPU Temperature Monitoring. This feature works by default on most systems. Please note that you’ll have to be running the monitoring agent on the bare metal server, not inside a container or VM on that server (the temperature cannot be read from inside […]

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Linux Server Monitoring Agent v2

[26 Sept 2023] Today, we’re very excited to launch version 2.0 of our Linux Server Monitoring Agent: https://github.com/hetrixtools/agent/tree/2.0.x This new version has many improvements compared to our agent’s previous (v1) version, and we’ll go through some of the more noticeable changes below. Server Info This section’s layout has been slightly redesigned to make room for […]

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Server Monitoring Agent – Install Templates

This feature allows you to create account-wide agent install templates. By saving up the agent install options once, into a template, you can easily reuse these options for future agent installs on new servers. The agent install templates are found at the bottom of the pop-up modal when installing our Linux Server Monitoring Agent: Creating […]

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How to use Quick PING

The idea of our Quick PING feature came right from our developers, that needed a quick way of pinging a server during planned reboots without having to manually open their OS terminal, type in the ping command and copy/paste the IP address of the server they wished to ping. So, here’s one of the best […]

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Quick PING

Are you constantly finding yourself having to open multiple PING windows in your OS terminal? Our Quick PING feature allows you to easily PING your server’s IP address with just a click of a button right from your browser. To get started, head to your Uptime Monitors dashboard. Then click on an Uptime Monitor’s name […]

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