I am setting up a monitor for a few CentOS boxes in this environment. The question I have when I go to setup a UNIX/Linux Service using the Management Pack Templates I get about 6 or 7 httpd processes running. Do I need to create a monitor
for each running service?
Kristopher Turner | Not the brightest bulb but by far not the dimmest bulb.
No, unless you want to monitor each instance individually. If you do want to monitor each individually, then yes.
When you create a service monitor and it has multiple instances of the same process you can have it match on all instances or you can use regular expression to pinpoint a specific process if they have unique attributes to them.
Based on this you can then configure the number of instances of the process that need to be running, at a minimum, or an alert will be generated as well as the maximum number of instances and if exceeded another alert would be generated.
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