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How to Monitor a UNIX or Linux Service

Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2

You can use the UNIX/Linux Service template to monitor a service running on UNIX or Linux computers. You can monitor whether a service is running, the percentage of available CPU the service is consuming, and the memory allocated only to this service.

The following procedure shows you how to use the UNIX/Linux Service management pack template.

To use the UNIX/Linux Service management pack template

  1. Start the Add Monitoring Wizard.

    noteNote
    For information about starting the Add Monitoring Wizard, see How to Start the Add Monitoring Wizard in Operations Manager 2007.

  2. On the Select Monitoring Type page, in the Select the monitoring type box, select Unix/Linux Service, and then click Next.

  3. On the Unix Service Name and Description page, do the following:

    1. Type a name for the monitor in the Name box.

    2. Optionally, type a description of the monitor in the Description box.

    3. Select the destination management pack from the Management Pack list, or click New to create a new management pack with the Create a Management Pack wizard.

      noteNote
      By default, when you create a management pack object, disable a rule or monitor, or create an override, Operations Manager saves the setting to the Default Management Pack. As a best practice, you should create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize, rather than saving your customized settings to the Default Management Pack. For more information, see Default Management Pack.

  4. If you are creating a new management pack, do the following:

    1. On the Create a Management Pack page, type a name for the management pack in the Name box.

    2. Optionally, type a description for the management pack in the Description box.

    3. On the Knowledge Article page, enter any information you deem necessary to describe this management pack or its functionality.

    4. Click Create to create the management pack.

  5. On the Unix Service Name and Description page, click Next.

  6. On the Service Details page, do the following:

    1. In the Server name box, type the name of the UNIX or Linux server you want to monitor.

      noteNote
      You must provide a computer name here, even if you plan to distribute the monitor to a computer group. This enables Operations Manager 2007 to retrieve a list of running processes and services from the computer.

    2. You can click the browse icon for a list of servers to choose from. Select a server from the list, and then click OK.

    3. In the Select service block, select the service you want to monitor.

    4. If you want to apply the service monitor to a group of computers, select the Apply to computer group check box.

    5. To select a computer group, click the browse icon, select a group from the Select computer group list, and then click OK.

    6. Click Create to create the monitor.

  7. On the Services Summary page, review the settings you entered, and then click Create to create the services monitor.

  8. The log file template name, management pack, and creation date will be listed in the Unix/Linux Service pane of the Operation console.

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