[hobbit] Monitoring Solution

Rafal Roginela Rafal.Roginela at AmeriCashLoans.net
Mon Jun 9 21:04:27 CEST 2008

Thank you both for the reply. I'm using Centos for our current
environment at my day job with Hobbit working really well. Just probing
to make sure that I'm thinking it out and getting ideas as I want to be
in a position to make an image of the PC and if something happens to the
hardware, re-image replacement hardware and drop in the few config files
for hobbit that matter (bb-hosts, alerts, etc) and be back up and
running quickly. I want to make sure that I'm not over thinking things
and forgetting something really obvious. Thank you.

Rafal Roginela

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Luthman [mailto:josh at imaginenetworksllc.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 1:50 PM
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: Re: [hobbit] Monitoring Solution

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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> windows at the moment) at most and some network devices for
>> and such). Any help would be very appreciated. Also if you think that
>> 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
> server on the box - and FWIW the 8.04 LTS edition which just came out
> be supported until 2013.
> Joe
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