Commands tagged monitoring (16)

  • It's not my code, but I found it useful to know how many open connections per request I have on a machine to debug connections without opening another http connection for it. You can also decide to sort things out differently then the way it appears in here. Show Sample Output

    watch "netstat -plan|grep :80|awk {'print \$5'} | cut -d: -f 1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -nk 1"
    ik_5 · 2010-03-15 09:27:43 5
  • Can be run as a script `ftrace` if my_command is substrituted with "$@" It is useful when running a command that fails and you have the feeling it is accessing a file you are not aware of. Show Sample Output

    strace -ff -e trace=file my_command 2>&1 | perl -ne 's/^[^"]+"(([^\\"]|\\[\\"nt])*)".*/$1/ && print'
    unixmonkey8046 · 2011-08-16 15:00:18 5
  • Shows updated status in a terminal window for connections to port '80' in a human-friendly form. Use 'watch -n1' to update every second, and 'watch -d' to highlight changes between updates. If you wish for status updates on a port other than '80', always remember to put a space afterwards so that ":80" will not match ":8080". Show Sample Output

    watch 'netstat -anptu |egrep "^Proto|:80 "'
    Mozai · 2011-05-18 15:05:52 6
  • whowatch is a interactive, ncurses-based, process and users monitoring tool, which updates information in real time. This is a perfect tool for local and remote servers. It displays information about the users currently logged on to the machine, in real-time. Besides standard information (login name, tty, host, user's process), the type of the connection (ie. telnet or ssh) is shown. Display of users command line can be switch to tty idle time. Certain user can be selected and his processes tree may be viewed as well as tree of all system processes. Tree may be displayed with additional column that shows owner of each process. In the process tree mode SIGINT and SIGKILL signals can be sent to the selected process. Killing processes is just as simple and fun as deleting lines on the screen.

    cryptema · 2011-06-30 22:45:39 5
  • See man vmstat for information about the statistics. This does the same thing without the timestamp: vmstat 5 Show Sample Output

    while [ 1 ]; do echo -n "`date +%F_%T`" ; vmstat 1 2 | tail -1 ; sleep 4; done
    plasticboy · 2009-03-26 19:16:55 12
  • Maybe this will help you to monitor your load balancers or reverse proxies if you happen to use them. This is useful to discover TIME OUTS and this will let you know if one or more of your application servers is not connected by checking. Show Sample Output

    watch -n 1 "/usr/sbin/lsof -p PID |awk '/TCP/{split(\$8,A,\":\"); split(A[2],B,\">\") ; split(B[1],C,\"-\"); print A[1],C[1],B[2], \$9}' | sort | uniq -c"
    ideivid · 2011-08-12 19:16:38 2
  • I must monitorize a couple of ftp servers every morning WITHOUT a port-scanner Instead of ftp'ing on 100 ftp servers manually to test their status I use this loop. It might be adaptable to other services, however it may require a 'logout' string instead of 'quit'. The file ftps.txt contains the full list of ftp servers to monitorize.

    for host in $(cat ftps.txt) ; do if echo -en "o $host 21\nquit\n" |telnet 2>/dev/null |grep -v 'Connected to' >/dev/null; then echo -en "FTP $host KO\n"; fi done
    vlan7 · 2010-01-26 15:34:18 2
  • You can also use different process using comma: top -p `pgrep pidgin`, `pgrep python` but you have to make sure the process exists or you'll get an error Show Sample Output

    top -p `pgrep pidgin`
    cesarbustios · 2011-11-23 20:35:53 2
  • Sometime you need to monitor file or direcory change in dimension or other attributes. This command output file (called myfile in the example) attributes in the top of the screen, updating each 1 second. You should change update time, command ( e.g., ls -all ) or target ( myfile, mydir, etc...). Show Sample Output

    while true; do ls -all myfile; spleep 1; clear; done
    ivodeblasi · 2013-03-26 09:13:19 2

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    watch "ls -al myfile"
    tonk · 2013-05-08 12:40:40 2
  • Doesn't list connections to other ports than port 80. Not f.e. 8080 or 8091. Excludes programs listening for connections, like your favorite webserver.

    watch "netstat -plan | grep -v LISTEN | grep \":80 \" | awk {'print \$5'} | cut -d: -f 1 | uniq -c | sort -nk 1"
    simonsimcity · 2013-09-05 13:50:00 3
  • Add up the amount of memory your processes are using and display the total. Replace marcanuy with your desired username. Show Sample Output

    ps -u marcanuy -o pid,rss,command | awk '{print $0}{sum+=$2} END {print "Total", sum/1024, "MB"}'
    marcanuy · 2013-11-20 01:21:59 2
  • Monitoring system in one line : DISK : disk space MEM: memory ( mem , swap, Total) CPU : all information about cpu activity LOAD : load average Show Sample Output

    echo "DISK:";df -Pl | grep -v "Filesystem" | awk '{print $5,$6}' ; echo "MEM:" ; free -mto | awk '{ print $1,$2,$3,$4 }'; echo "CPU:"; top -b -d1 -n1 | grep Cpu | awk '{print $2,$3,$4,$5,$6,$7,$8,$9}';echo "LOAD:"; cat /proc/loadavg
    injez · 2014-09-29 12:43:52 18

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    docker stats --no-stream $( docker ps -q ) | sed -e "$( docker ps --format "{{.ID}} {{.Names}}" | sed -e "s/\(.*\) \(.*\)/s\/\1\/\2\t\/g;/" )"
    gtron · 2016-04-14 15:20:13 6
  • activate the first alert and the next ones are activated automatically. Show Sample Output

    wuseman1 · 2022-10-15 13:24:45 289
  • Monitoring TCP connections number showing each state. It uses ss instead of netstat because it's much faster with high trafic. You can fgrep specific ports by piping right before awk: watch "ss -nat | fgrep :80 | awk '"'{print $1}'"' | sort | uniq -c" Show Sample Output

    watch "ss -nat | awk '"'{print $1}'"' | sort | uniq -c"
    ricardofunke · 2012-12-07 19:07:33 6

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