Ilmar Kerm

Oracle, databases, Linux and maybe more

To continue my previous post abiout ADR log mining, another monitoring agent that I created was just a very simple (initially) Linux monitoring agent. System metrics.

I know there are plenty of existing software products already doing exactly that, but I don’t really like the one that was chosen by my employer – other people maintaining it for different goals. Also I wanted to have much richer metadata (and Oracle specific – like cluster name) added to the monitoring data.

Here is the code:

https://github.com/ilmarkerm/monitoring/blob/main/linux/system-monitor.py

Cheap to run and just uses regular expressions to parse information returned by standard Linux monitoring command. Data is again sent to InfluxDB backend intended to be used in Grafana dashboards.

I push it out using Ansible, so I left in some Ansible tags in the configuration section… and so pleople would not just blindly take the code and try to run it without understanding it 🙂

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