Monit monitoring with Netdata

What is Monit?

Monit is a free and open source process monitoring tool for Unix and Linux systems. Monit provides a comprehensive set of features to monitor and manage processes, including automated restart, email alerting, and system health checks. It is designed to be easy to use and provides a powerful set of features for system administrators.

Monitoring Monit with Netdata

The prerequisites for monitoring Monit with Netdata are to have Monit and Netdata installed on your system.

Netdata auto discovers hundreds of services, and for those it doesn’t turning on manual discovery is a one line configuration. For more information on configuring Netdata for Monit monitoring please read the collector documentation.

You should now see the Monit section on the Overview tab in Netdata Cloud already populated with charts about all the metrics you care about.

Netdata has a public demo space (no login required) where you can explore different monitoring use-cases and get a feel for Netdata.

What Monit metrics are important to monitor - and why?


Filesystem monitoring with Netdata is used to measure the performance of a system’s filesystems. This includes monitoring the amount of free space available, the number of directories and files, as well as the number of pipes. This allows you to identify any performance bottlenecks or potential issues before they become more serious. By monitoring these metrics, you can also ensure that your applications are running as efficiently as possible.


Processes and programs are also monitored using Netdata. This allows you to see the number of processes running, as well as the number of threads or child processes associated with each process. This helps identify any potential problems with the application, such as memory leaks or slowdowns. It is also useful for tracking the performance of the applications and ensuring they are running optimally.


Networking performance can also be monitored with Netdata. This involves tracking the number of hosts that are connected to the system, as well as the latency and throughput of the connections. This helps to identify any potential issues with the network, such as latency problems or slowdowns. It is also useful for tracking the performance of the network and ensuring that connections are running at the optimal speed.

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