[PVE-User] How do you monitor your server performance and peaks?

Timh B timh at shiwebs.net
Thu Jan 26 16:25:46 CET 2012

Sorry for a late reply, but I've been away and just now started to catch up.

The absolutely easiest way to monitor host performance over time is with
munin, on the clients simply run "apt-get install munin-node", edit the
allowed hosts in /etc/munin/munin-node.conf. For the "collector" server
run "apt-get install munin" and create a file under
/etc/munin/munin-conf.d/(myservers.conf) and add (example);

        use_node_name yes

and restart the node. The resulting html-files will be output to
/var/cache/munin/www and you can run whichever webserver you want. This
way you don't need to meddle with snmp or cacti or zenoss or any of the
other heavyweight monitoring solutions that is more intended for network
monitoring than servermonitoring.

Info; http://munin-monitoring.org/
Demo; http://munin.ping.uio.no/


On Mon, January 16, 2012 04:18, Bruce B wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> So, I barely check the Proxmox GUI during day or peak hours for load
> performance. Frankly, I can't be around to do that and Proxmox has been
> such a good stable product that I don't have to worry about it at all and
> that scares me a bit. As my Quad Core server is filling up with all these
> VMs and QMs, I would like to know if you guys use any tools that shows
> history of performance over past days and weeks. I think it's vital to
> know
> the peaks and performance of CPU, RAM, and I/O over time in order to
> budget
> for right amount of hardware and to avoid future issues.
> Any feedback is much appreciated.
> Thanks
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-- Timh

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