Monit is a utility for managing and monitoring processes, programs, files, directories and filesystems on a UNIX system.
To install app-admin/monit:
Config file of monit resides in /etc/monitrc. And there is a item to specify a config directory. Uncomment if needed.
Users added to the monit or users group will be able to manipulate monit through the web interface.
#gpasswd -a $USER monit
#gpasswd -a $USER users
|Warning:||passwords can be streamed to monits web interface, disable it all together after it is setup|
|Important:||for security purposes change this entry|
|Note:||this is the preferred method to run monit|
to start monit immediately after changing inittab
|Note:||prefer inittab method over rc services|
To start the service at boot.
#rc-update add monit default
To start the service immediately.
This hourly cron script will check to make sure monit has not crashed. As this uses pgrep, make sure to not name it monit.
Monit relies upon pid files. For daemons that do not create a pidfile: a work around is needed.
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Navigate to http://localhost:2812/ & login using your edited configuration line or admin / monit if you have not changed it yet.