MuldexMon Beta 4

MuldexMon is a real-time terminal-based native GNU/Linux application to view your Muldex-connected systems.
MuldexMon is a real-time terminal-based native GNU/Linux software designed to give you a live overall view of your Muldex-connected systems. Due to the event-driven stateful nature of the Muldex monitoring system, low-latency interactive applications like MuldexMon are naturally possible. Gone are the days of being constrained to only a cumbersome periodically refreshing web interface.

Installation & configuration

Installation is simple, just download the MuldexMon binary distribution and untar its contents. MuldexMon does not require system-wide installation, it can be run in-place. MuldexMon does depend on libncurses, it also requires libtcl be installed on the system, these dependencies should not be a problem for any modern GNU/Linux distribution to satisfy.

Muldex service-side configuration

Before MuldexMon will be able to subscribe to the data available on your Muldex account, you must have a Muldex user with subscribe capabilities configured for the subject ID you will be running MuldexMon from. The basic steps involved in arranging for this are described below.

1. Login to the Muldex web interface here
2. Click on the "Users" top link
3. Create a new user for subscription purposes if you have not already
4. Click on the "Subjects" top link
5. Find the subject you wish to use MuldexMon from and click the "edit" link, adding a new one if necessary.
6. Add the user you created in step 3 to the "Used by" list
7. Click on the "Access control" top link and find the user & subject pair you associated in step 6
8. Within the row located in the previous step, click on the "subscribe" capabilities link turning it green if it's not already green.

You now have a subscribe-capable user created and permitted to access Muldex from one of your subjects. Provide this users name & password to MuldexMon when asked for the credentials.

General host-side configuration

MuldexMon uses one configuration file which stores the subject ID of the host you are running MuldexMon on, this is a common file used amongst both subscribers and samplers for identifying with the Muldex service. If the host you will be running MuldexMon from already runs a Muldex sampler, you probably already have completed this step.

By default, MuldexMon looks in the following locations for this file:

/etc/muldex/id.conf

You may change the configuration directory from /etc/muldex by setting MULDEX_CONF_DIR to your preferred configuration directory in the MuldexMon startup script monitor.sh.

The id.conf file should contain just one line:

SUBJECTID=id_number

Muldex subject ID's are allocated and labelled, users created, their passwords set, and access control lists defined via the Muldex web interface.

Once you have the configuration file created properly, MuldexMon simply needs to be untarred and the monitor.sh script executed.

Keystrokes:

j or arrow-down Move subject selection down within current context
k or arrow-up Move subject selection up within current context
tab Switch between instantaneous and average contexts
enter Switch between positional and subject lock
/ Search subjects
pgup Scroll-up subject details on selected subject
pgdown Scroll-down subject details on selected subject
home Scroll to top of subject details on selected subject
q Quit

last updated on:
February 6th, 2008, 11:57 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Xedlum Inc.
license type:
Other/Proprietary License
category:
ROOT \ System \ Monitoring

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