Health Monitoring

thunderheart

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I'd like to be able to glance at the gui and see the health status of the box. Also, it'd be nice if I got an email telling me if my trunks were down or whatever. I know there is a mechanism for doing this in FPBX (at least monitor the trunks) but it requires thought to get working. My first "production" installation of trixbox was a quicky adjunct to our existing key system to provide after hours, emergency call out support for a large institutional customer. Worked great for a few days then Smoothwall's SIP proxy (siproxd) started droping SIP packets on the floor. The box was silent on this issue and it went unnoticed for a couple of days. This wasn't Asterisk's fault of course, but it knew the trunks were down. Not a big deal as the system was advertised to be experimental, but in a "real" production environment you really need to know when things aren't kosher.

What would be cool is if say a fan stopped running or a trunk lost registration, I got an email on my cell to let me know. I'm new to Asterisk/FreePBX so I may have overlooked this capability somewhere but if it's there it isn't obvious.

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Titanous

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As far as glancing at the web page goes, The front page of FreePBX has quite a bit of info. It shows how many trunks are registered/up, CPU/Memory/Network/Disk Usage, and your uptime. For email alerts, Asterisk 1.4 has SNMP, so you could use a SNMP monitoring tool like Cacti with Thold to monitor trunks. Take a look at voip-info.org for more info.
 

TheShniz

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That's a good idea Titanous... I agree 100% tho that a Munin/Cacti/Nagios health monitoring is a very big requirement.
 

solutions4smb

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I would agree. Trunks going down for more than a few seconds is a real problem.

An email would be nice for a single install; however, a Nagios plugin would be a real differentiator for critical processes and states. Trunks, latency/ping to gateway, handset reg too.

Dan
 

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