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SIM (System Integrity Monitor) - Installation

Postby chandranjoy » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:22 pm

What is SIM?
SIM (System Integrity Monitor) is a useful tool to monitor and ensure that services are running and responding. SIM can also be used to monitor system resources, and setup to send you email alerts.
Servers running CPanel already have a service monitoring script running by default, called CHKSERVD. SIM may still be useful for CPanel users for it's monitoring and alert system. You should disable the auto-restart of downed services if you are running CPanel.

Steps to Install SIM:

Installing SIM(System Integrity Monitor) on Linux server:
1. Download SIM (System Integrity Monitor) from here: http://www.rfxnetworks.com/sim.php
2. Extract the files.
Ex.
tar -xzvf sim-current.tar.gz
3. Execute the install script 'setup' that was extracted with the '-i' parameter.
Ex.
./setup -i
You should get something similar to this: (the bolded text is user input, and anything in the square brackets is a description of what is performed)
SIM 2.5-3 Press return, to view the GPL licensing for SIM 2.5-3.
[ENTER]

This is followed by the usual 'GNU General Public License' which you should read over, if you have never before.

If you do not agree with the implied and expressed agreements
in the GNU GPL, please terminate your use of this software.

Press return, to view the SIM 2.5-3 README.
[ENTER]

This
is followed by the README file that is included with the program
describing the software, installation procedures and configuration.

SIM 2.5-3
Creating installation paths: [##########]
Installing SIM 2.5-3 to /usr/local/sim: [##########]

SIM 2.5-3 installation completed, related notes:
Executable: /usr/local/sim/sim
Executable symlink: /usr/local/sbin/sim
Config file: /usr/local/sim/conf.sim
Autoconf script: /usr/local/sim/autoconf
Autoconf symlink: /usr/local/sbin/sim-autoconf
Cronjob setup: /usr/local/sim/sim -j

SIM 2.5-3 must now be configured for use on this system, Press
return to run the autoconf script (/usr/local/sim/autoconf).
[ENTER]

So
far we managed to everything up to this point only using the Enter key,
but now comes the configuration part. This is where we will go more in
depth.
4. Running the Auto-Config Script. If you are comming from
step 3, you do not have to do this, but if you want to redo the
configuration later, you can get this script by executing:

/usr/local/sim/autoconf


or

sim-autoconf

Thus, sim is installed on your server and it is ready to monitor your system resources.

Reference Url:
http://forums.hivelocity.net/knowledge- ... nitor.html
http://www.theserverpages.com/articles/ ... ty_Monitor
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