PHP Monitoring Board w/ AppAssure Backups
We have a pretty slick monitoring board running 24/7 as part of a NOC in our office, the elegant and simple PHP Server Monitor. It’s rock solid, monitors about 250 servers and 100 internet connections, within 1 minute we know if something is down. Really useful because anything down goes into the upper left corner of the screen, when you’ve got 350 devices they would be teeny-tiny unreadable boxes on the TV. It has a update-timer (offline for 38 minutes), and a ping monitor (0.05s) since the last check. Since I set the crontab script to query all devices once per minute, we get minutely updates. A laptop set in Chrome kiosk mode also refreshes the page every 10 seconds for display on the TV
NOC on in-office TV
Nothing like making a phone call to a client before they even know they are down.
I realized that this VM isn’t backed up, yikes! Off to install the latest AppAssure agent (as of 5.X Linux 14.X is supported), only to find an awful error: “Missing dependencies “linux-libc-dev”. Well ‘lo and behold I had to run something as simple as “apt-get update”, then: the commands worked:
::Make AppAssure agent executable, install cd / cd /home/username wget "http://link.from.appassure.licenseportal.com/Downloads" chmod +x ./appassure-installer_ubuntu_amd64_188.8.131.52.sh y (port 8006 + reboot when done)
::Per Minute Syncing on PHP Server Monitor username@PHPMONITOR:~$ sudo -i [sudo] password for username: root@PHPMONITOR:~# crontab -e ::Code for minutely updates */1 * * * * /usr/bin/php /var/www/html/cron/status.cron.php
Protect the machine under AppAssure using your hostname/IP, port (8006 by default), username, and password, set a schedule, enjoy super-awesome backups.