[hobbit] Monitoring Solution

Josh Luthman josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Mon Jun 9 20:50:14 CEST 2008

Personally I am very anti-GUI on a server machine (X insecurities,
extra load, etc).  I use CentOS 5.1 with no GUI on my above mentioned


On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 2:29 PM, Sloan <joe at tmsusa.com> wrote:
> Rafal Roginela wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Need some advice please and maybe a walkthrough if someone has already
>> done this. Here is what I am trying to accomplish:
>> I have my own company and I want to use Hobbit to monitor my clients
>> system. I want to use a small factor pc for this and I found one that is
>> small and requires little power although still offers the familiarity of a
>> standard PC (Shuttle K45). What I need help with is settling on a Linux
>> distro that is somewhat compact and easy to get working with Hobbit. I will
>> be limited to a small HD (by small I mean <40 GB ;-) and 512 Mb of RAM. I'm
>> looking to build a rock solid install that can be replicated in it's base
>> form and then customized a little here and there to suit the needs for that
>> particular clients and I'm talking Small business maybe 2 servers (all
>> windows at the moment) at most and some network devices for uptime(printers
>> and such). Any help would be very appreciated. Also if you think that hobbit
>> may be overkill for this job and have a better suggestion then I'm open to
>> that too.
> For limited RAM like your situation, I'd put a no-frills distro like ubuntu
> server on the box - and FWIW the 8.04 LTS edition which just came out will
> be supported until 2013.
> Joe
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