LISA 2001 Abstract
Gossips - System and Service Monitor
Victor Götsch, Albert Wuersch, and Tobias Oetiker
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Gossips is a modular client/server based system monitor. It uses
distributed monitoring tasks to define and report states of an IT-
environment. A monitoring task includes probes to measure data and a
test to evaluate them. Gossips does not only report problems, it can
also suggest solutions to the problems by consulting a knowledge-base,
which is maintained and easily extended by the system managers using
the local system. The monitor software is easily extensible through a
flexible plug-in system for tests and probes. The monitor software is
written in object oriented Perl which allows new tasks to inherit
large parts of the existing infrastructure of the program.
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