Monitoring SearchBlox with Monit

Monit can be configured for monitoring SearchBlox servers on Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, and RedHat.

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What can Monit do?

Monit can be configured to

  • check every 2 Minutes.
  • log into Syslog.
  • send emails through locally-installed mail servers.
  • send alerts to specific email addresses.
  • check load (alert if the 5 min average is above the number of CPUs).
  • alert if memory usage is more than 85%.
  • check SearchBlox process and restart if not running.
  • alert if SearchBlox uses more than 75% CPU.
  • alert if SearchBlox's memory usage exceeds 75%.
  • restart SearchBlox if there is no "Basic Search" string as result to query http://localhost/searchblox/search.jsp.
  • alert if the disk where SearchBlox is installed (/opt/searchblox) is less than 25% free.
  • add additional config values you can easily uncomment and enable/adjust.

Prerequisites

SearchBlox must be installed into /opt/searchblox.

Install the SearchBlox Monit script

  1. Download the script (searchblox_monit.sh) and move/copy it to your SearchBlox server.
  2. Login to linux shell and change to root user:
    sudo su -
  3. Change to the directory where you placed the script.
  4. Change permissions for the script
    chmod 0755 searchblox_monit.sh
  5. Run the following command
    yum install bc
  6. Run the script with your the specific email information.
    ./searchblox_monit.sh -e [email protected] -v
  7. This script will install Monit, configure settings and start monitoring your SearchBlox installation.

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