Monitoring VPSs

John Nielsen lists at
Sat Oct 25 09:04:53 MDT 2014

> On Oct 24, 2014, at 11:46 PM, Josh Frome <jfrome at> wrote:
>> I've got a handful of VPSs that I'd like to keep an eye on. I've looked at
>> Nagios/Munin/Icinga/Shinkin, but I'd really like some that could run on my
>> desktop with a systray icon. It doesn't have to give me in-depth stats, I
>> just want to know if specific services are running.
> Nagstamon (  would do the desktop notification you are looking for.  If you use Adagios ( or OMD (, Nagios wouldn't be too difficult to get configured.

I've found Xymon to be pretty easy to use for a handful of servers. Not sure about the desktop notification but the background color of the main portal webpage changes from green to yellow/red/purple if there is a problem, and you can configure email alerts as you please.

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