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ServicePilot server-linux-sp-agent


 # Linux Server (SP Agent)

Overview

This package is designed to monitor Linux Servers using the ServicePilot Linux System Agent.

Description

This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Manager to collect statistics from the Linux server on which the ServicePilot Linux System Agent has been deployed. The statistics gathered in this way include:

  • System: CPU and Memory utilization, global network and disk IOs
  • Storage: detailed physical disk utilization (optional)
  • Network: detailed Interface status and utilization (optional)
  • Applicative: running Processes and related resource consumption

The Linux Server (SP Agent) package supports:

  • RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian

Requirements

  • A ServicePilot Linux System Agent must be installed on the server to be monitored. (In your ServicePilot Manager Web Interface, go to Settings > Agents, click on Install an agent and then click on Get Started for Linux Agent. The steps to download and install the Linux Agent will be displayed.)

  • Network Flows - It is necessary to ensure network connectivity between ServicePilot and the monitored device. In case of a network infrastructure with a firewall, all of the following flows must be opened:

    • ServicePilot Manager Web server access (by default TCP/80 when using HTTP or TCP/443 when using HTTPS although this port is configurable): Between ServicePilot Linux System Agent and ServicePilot Manager
  • ServicePilot Requirements

    • ServicePilot Manager minimum version: 8.5
    • ServicePilot Linux System Agent Minimum version: 8.5 installed and configured

Installation

Before adding a resource to monitor, make certain that all pre-requisites are in place and if a ServicePilot Agent is required, that it is communicating correctly with the ServicePilot Manager.

Add resource using Views Configuration web interface

  1. As an administrative user of ServicePilot, open the ServicePilot web interface.
  2. Navigate to Administration. The Configuration > Views web page will open.
  3. Click on the view in which to place the new resource in the Views hierarchy on the left of the interface. The View editor section will show the existing view contents.
  4. From the Packages list on the right of the interface, click and drag the server-linux-sp-agent package into the View editor and let go.
  5. The Package properties dialog box will open to allow resource configuration.
  6. Click OK to close the Package properties dialog box. Note that the dialog box will not close if required parameters are not set.
  7. Click Save to apply the new resource to ServicePilot configuration.

Key field notes

  1. In the Monitoring Policies tab, specify the policy or policies to apply to the package

  2. Monitoring Options tab:

    1. Disk detail: tick to get statistics for all disks
    2. Interface detail: tick to get statistics for all network interfaces