Using Monit


Anybody here tried/heard about/familiar with Monit? The boss found it and is pretty psyched about it and the program’s capabilities to restart problem services (though I’ve seen ways for Nagios users to do the same). It seems to predominantly concern local checks (though it mentions that it’s capable of monitoring remote services), so it doesn’t seem practical for large networks.

Any feedback/insight is greatly appreciated.


Dunno about Monit, but nagios would use an event_handler definition that would, for example, execute “/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart” or something like that when the httpd service check fails. Very simple to accomplish in nagios.