How to Install and Setup Monit (Linux Process and Services Monitoring) Program

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40 Responses

  1. ASIF says:

    Not able to install the monit package.. can you please help?
    Last login: Wed Apr 20 14:00:19 2016 from 192.168.124.1
    [root@www ~]# yum install monit -y
    Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager
    This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
    Local-Repo | 2.9 kB 00:00
    Setting up Install Process
    No package monit available.
    Error: Nothing to do
    [root@www ~]# yum install monit* -y –nogpgcheck
    Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager
    This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
    Setting up Install Process
    No package monit* available.
    Error: Nothing to do
    [root@www ~]# rpm -q monit*
    package monit* is not installed
    [root@www ~]# rpm -ivh monit*
    error: File not found by glob: monit*
    [root@www ~]#
    [root@www ~]#
    [root@www ~]#
    [root@www ~]# yum –enablerepo=epel install monit
    Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager
    This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
    [root@www ~]# yum –enablerepo=epel install monit -y –nogpgcheck
    Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager
    This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.

  2. Question says:

    I am looking for a tool that lists/logs all “read / write / sent / received” activities of any process in detail additionally.
    Is that possible with this tool?

    It would also be nice to restrict a critical process instead of deleting it like security tools like to do. I am also looking for a tool that monitors installation activities and maybe backups modified system values or at least let me know. Could anyone give me an advisement?

    • Question says:

      I need also be sure about any access for example keyboard and mouse or other peripherals. Those psycho attacks are state of the art and there is no easy way to get sure about it so far or I just haven t found the right tool yet.
      I will have a look if anyone has a suggestion for me later on. Thanks for reading :)

  3. Andrei L. says:

    If “yum install monit” doesn’t work, try with “yum –enablerepo=epel install monit”

  4. Octopus says:

    Nice tutorial, just a small typo here: ” following command to stat the monit service”

  5. Marcel says:

    Thanks for this article btw ;)

  6. Marcel says:

    Typo:
    tail -f /var/log/monit
    must be
    tail -f /var/log/monit.log

    Right?

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