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Linux/Unix System

How to Configure Linux/Unix Monitoring

1. In the IT-Conductor main menu, navigate to Dashboards > Administrator.
Figure 1: IT-Conductor Dashboards Menu
2. In the Administrator dashboard, locate the Unix/Linux Systems panel and click
to start adding a system for monitoring.
Figure 2: Add Unix/Linux Servers
3. In the Create New Linux System wizard, fill out all the necessary information. Once completed, click
to add the system.
Figure 3: Create New Linux System
4. A pop-up message will confirm that the Linux Host has been added successfully. Click OK to dismiss and proceed to configure the Linux user to be used for monitoring.
Figure 4: Linux Host Created Successfully
5. Provide the account information in the wizard and click
to complete the configuration.
Figure 5: Linux Account Information
  • Realm - If the server supports Kerberos authentication, enter the domain name.
  • Private Key File - A path to the "gateway-local .ppk" file if key authentication is required.
  • Sudo - Sudo elevation is required. It will apply to all commands by this user.
Note Please take note of the Linux/Unix SSH Monitoring configuration requirements.
6. A pop-up message will confirm that the account has been created successfully. Click OK to complete the process.
Figure 6: Linux Account Confirmation
7. The newly added system is under the Linux/Unix System panel.
Figure 7: Unix/Linux Systems
Note It may take a few minutes to change the status to "In Progress," refresh the panel if needed. If there are issues with the configuration, such as wrong connection parameters or an invalid account etc. the status will stay "Ready", troubleshoot by displaying the log. Click
for the new record or click object icon and select Log from the menu popup.
8. The System will show up in the service grid within 5-15 minutes.
Figure 9: IT-Conductor Service Grid View

IT-Conductor Linux/Unix SSH Monitoring Configuration Requirements

Please add a dedicated itconductor user that is a member of system group. The user should be able to execute, at the minimum, the following commands:
  • df
  • fstab
  • vmstat
  • mpstat
  • lpstat
  • free
  • uptime
  • ps
Access to additional commands may be required if a custom configuration is involved.
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