Theming Monit with Apache ProxyPass

And suddenly, I felt like Monit Web interface was using too many pastel colors… Looking at the manpage, the HTML source and the source code, it was clear that it couldn’t be themed without a source modification and compilation ; and that’s not fun. But what’s fun is to rewrite the CSS on the fly so that stock-Monit just looks much better, to my eyes.

My Monit runs on localhost and is published by an Apache ProxyPass directive ; which supports live substitution. This is what I needed to replace the CSS.

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Synology DSM monitoring with Monit

Monit is small, monit is fast, monit is installed on each of my servers. Unfortunately, I couldn’t found a package for Synology DSM 6. Hopefully, DSM is based on Linux and Monit provides binaries. So let’s install, run and monitor DSM using Monit.

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Monitoring with M/Monit on OpenBSD

You may have already seen my Running Monit v5 on OpenBSD article. If not, it’s the correct time to have a look at it :)

This article will describe how to install and run M/Monit. Quoting its Web site, “M/Monit expand upon Monit’s capabilities to provide monitoring and management of all Monit enabled hosts from one easy to use web-interface”. Monit has an efficient Web interface, M/Monit has a shinning one. It also has reports abilities that will please your IT CEO ;-)

I’ll show how to run both on a single OpenBSD box.
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Running Monit v5 on OpenBSD

Quoting Monit’s website, “Monit is a free open source utility for managing and monitoring, processes, files, directories and filesystems on a UNIX system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations.” I like it because it is much lighter than Nagios.

In the OpenBSD ports, it is available in version 4. But it is also provided as a binary archive from the website.
Here’s how to run Monit v5 on OpenBSD.
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