Using the REST API to add a new FreeBSD / OpenBSD monitor: Click here
Follow the steps given below to create a new FreeBSD / OpenBSD monitor:
Note: To identify the Public/Private key, go to command prompt, type cd.SSH/ then from the list, open the files <id_dsa.pub>/<id_rsa.pub> [Public] or <id_dsa>/<id_rsa>[Private] to get the keys.
Go to the Monitors Category View by clicking the Monitors tab. Click on the FreeBSD / OpenBSD monitors under the Servers table. Displayed is the bulk configuration view of the FreeBSD / OpenBSD monitors distributed into three tabs:
Click on the individual monitors listed to view detailed FreeBSD / OpenBSD server performance metrics. The performance metrics have been categorized into 4 different tabs:
The Overview tab displays basic monitor information along with the dials for CPU, Memory and Disk utilizations (in percentage). You can click on these dials to view detailed graphs and charts for these attributes. The graphs available are History report, hour of day report, day of week report and heat chart. These graphs can be generated for both real time and historical data.
|Name||The name of the FreeBSD / OpenBSD server monitor.|
|System Health||Denotes the health status of the FreeBSD / OpenBSD server. (Critical, Warning, and Clear)|
|Type||Denotes the type you are monitoring.|
|Host Name||The hostname of the FreeBSD / OpenBSD system.|
|Host OS||The main OS installed on the system.|
|Last Polled at||Specifies the time at which the last poll was performed.|
|Next Poll at||Specifies the time at which the next poll is scheduled.|
|Today's Availability||Shows the overall availability status of the server for the day. You can also view 7/30 reports and the current availability status of the server.|
|Response Time||Amount of time taken by the server to respond (in ms).|
|Server Uptime||Indicates the server uptime of the FreeBSD / OpenBSD monitor.|
|CPU and memory utilization - last six hours - Displays a graphical representation of CPU and memory utilization values (in percentage) for the last six hours. The attributes shown here are Swap Memory Utilization (in % and MB), Physical Memory Utilization (in % and MB) and CPU Utilization (in %).|
|Breakup of CPU Utilization - Displays a graphical representation of the break up of CPU performance metrics for the entire system processor (in percentage) with attributes such as Run Queue, Blocked Process, User Time (%), System Time (%), I/O Wait Time (%), Idle Time (%), and Interrupts/sec.|
|System Load - Displays a graphical representation of the amount of work that the system performs in terms of number of jobs. The system load during the last one-, five- and fifteen-minute periods are represented by parameters such as Jobs in Minute, Jobs in 5 minutes and Jobs in 15 minutes along with their current and peak values.|
|Process Details - Displays information about the processes running on the Linux server. You can add processes for monitoring using the Add New Process option. You can also delete unwanted processes and enable/disable reports for specific processes. Click on any of the attributes listed to view more details.|
|Monitors in this System - Displays information about the availability and health of the monitors configured in this server. To add new monitors for monitoring, use the Add Monitors option.|
You can use the Custom Fields option in the 'Monitor Information' section to configure additional fields for the monitor.
This tab provides the CPU usage statistics of the Linux server. The tab includes two graphs - one that displays the CPU utilization by CPU Cores and another that shows the Breakup of CPU utilization - by CPU cores. You can view additional reports by clicking the graphs present in the Breakup of CPU Utilization - by CPU coressection. These reports include the following graphs for all the CPU cores:
The CPU tab also shows the following performance metrics:
|CPU Utilization - by CPU Cores|
|Core||The name of the CPU core|
|User Time (%)||The percentage of time that the processor spends on User mode operations. This generally means application code.|
|System Time (%)||The percentage of CPU kernel processes that are in use.|
|I/O Wait Time (%)||The time spent by the processor to waiting for I/O to complete.|
|Idle Time (%)||The percentage of time where the CPU is idle (not being used by any program).|
|CPU Utilization (%)||Specifies the total CPU used by the system.|
|Interrupts/sec||The rate at which CPU handles interrupts from applications or hardware each second. If the value for Interrupts/sec is high over a sustained period of time, there could be hardware issues.|
You can also view graphs for these attributes by selecting the necessary CPU core and then choosing the appropriate attribute from the dropdown.
This tab displays disk usage statistics of the FreeBSD / OpenBSD server.
|Disk||The name of the disk drive.|
|Total Size (MB)||The total amount of memory available in that particular disk drive (in MB).|
|Used (%)||Denotes how much disk space out of the total disk space has actually been used (in percentage)|
|Used (MB)||Amount of disk space used (in MB).|
|Free (%)||The percentage of total usable space on the disk that was free.|
|Free (MB)||The unallocated space on the disk (in MB).|
This tab displays the configuration details of the FreeBSD/OpenBSD monitor. However, this is supported only in SNMP mode.