WEB Okay thats it. Im getting one of those, if server = down than text message me things

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  1. Ricky

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    I just realized one of my servers was down for atleast 3 days.

    fml. just lost a bunch of money :wtc:

    Any of you guys have any scripts or suggestions?

    I know i can google it but i want to see what you guys use. Free is possible.
     
  2. Krakerjak

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    the guy from csstricks runs aremysitesup.com
    i've never used it, but its free and/or pay
     
  3. Insert Tokens

    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    AreMySitesUp is awesome. I use that + Pingdom (just in case one fucks up) to monitor all my sites. Pingdom also has an iPhone app, and both can email/sms you when sites go down.
     
  4. crazybenf

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    dude.. fuck that.

    I wrote a script that's even better.

    Each server runs a cronjob every 5 minutes. It reports load & disk space & key service status to a mysql box. (the reporting server must be a stable machine)

    The reporting server has a web frontend that displays all info, refreshes every minute, has a flashing alarm if one is down, etc. It also checks for missed updates and texts/emails.

    Simple shit dude. Just php up some exec|cut|grep|awk fu and post it to a remote db...

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    let me know if you need any help...
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    Pingdom > that.

    SMS alerts, email alerts, history tracking of response/uptimes with graphic, iPhone app with push alerts, plus based off an array of servers world-wide, so no worries if your status server goes down or loses net connection etc.

    Of course you can make your own, but why, when someones put the time and effort into making something better ;)
     
  6. 95vr4

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    Nagios>* for server monitoring....there's a really good open source gui for it called groundwork.

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    http://www.groundworkopensource.com/community/downloads/ (*vmware version is by far the easiest)



    probably a little overkill if all you want is a "if server = down than text message me thing" though :mamoru:
     
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    My NOC monkey runs groundwork on all of my shit. It was too much to sift through when you only need to see 3 or 4 things IMO.
     
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    Checking out pingdom. Seems pricey when you have a lot of servers.

    Any other options out there? I have about 2 hours into my script, so I wouldn't be heart broken to ditch it. :o
     
  9. 95vr4

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    agreed
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    AreMySitesUp.com is much more affordable, but just does basic "SMS/email when site is down".. not response tracking, uptime reports, etc..

    Plus from memory it's run by an OT'er, and the guys are on Twitter and are very nice/helpful guys.

    I have both, but Pingdom is paid for by work, I wouldn't spend that much personally (I just tack my sites into work's account :hsd:)
     
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    If you have a lot of servers, set up something like Nagios (ideally off-network, or at least independent of your primary gear) and use an SMS gateway to alert you... Nagios can practically monitor everything. :coold:

    Pingdom is a cheap and easy way to get up and running though.
     
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    AreMySitesUp.com should work out just fine... oh hi ricky :mamoru:
     
  13. Ricky

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    naigos is real nice. i installed that on the servers at my old work.

    its overkill for what im looking for. thanks for the websites though im gonna sign up to them :)
     

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