Application monitoring
with the POSTFIX package


ServicePilot appmon-postfix


What is Postfix?

Postfix is an open source mail transfer agent (MTA) that routes and delivers electronic mail.

It was released under an IBM Public License 1.0 and was later distributed under and Eclipse Public License 2.0..

Postfix monitoring

This package monitors Postfix by reporting postfix queues.

This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Agent in order to monitor availability and performance of Postfix.

For each of the active, hold, incoming, maildrop, and deferred queues (http://www.postfix.org/QSHAPE_README.html#queues), the statistics are gathered in this way:

  • queue length: Number of items in the queue
  • size: Size in bytes of all the items in the queue
  • age: Age in seconds of the oldest item in the queue