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I would like to run some kind of service monitoring for my server and few other servers/services. Basically I want to monitor availability and send mail, when avail. is bad. Is there any simple alternative to nagios in Ubuntu repo?

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You can use ICINGA, It has all the option you have asked for.

Check the installation How to install icinga on Ubuntu 12.04 & Monitor remote host?


Just keep in mind install MySQL before installing it. Some time it conflict when installing.

   sudo apt-get install mysql-server libdbd-mysql mysql-client
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There is a way to config email notification with both Nagios and Icinga. Depending if you would be sending the notifications to just yourself or an entire team, you may want to save some time on configuring Nagios/ Icinga and plug in tools like PagerDuty or BigPanda. PagerDuty helps route notifications to the right person via a predetermined escalation pattern. BigPanda sits on top of Nagios and is able to auto share notifications with designated recipients.

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