I want to monitor my small vps node; presently serving by nginx. I do not want to use apache2; presently considering monitorix, suggest me the best lightweight monitoring system run under nginx ?

  • What do you want to monitor? – Oli Dec 2 '11 at 16:31
  • diskusage, process, nginx, network, io, threads, memory usage, and cpu usage(munin fits but needs light weight one which runs under nginx). – Sridher Dec 2 '11 at 16:38

I've previously had experience deploying Munin. It's fairly good if you want to track the basics (CPU/Disk IO/RAM/Network IO) and you can extend it if you want.

It generates static HTML files in /var/cache/munin/www that you can just point nginx at.

It's pretty much as simple as that but you can also have Munin monitor the status of nginx. This tutorial as as good as any of the others.

  • i am also considering munin; since i am going use samll vps , cpu/memory usage are noticeable/huge ? – Sridher Dec 2 '11 at 16:47
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    "Noticeable" is relative. Try it. Takes about 20 seconds to install and you'll be able to see how much RAM it uses and then decided if it's for you. My opinion of how it runs on my not-small VPS isn't going to help you much. – Oli Dec 2 '11 at 22:58

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