Monitoring Apache Status with a custom agent

Hi folks,

Foglight includes an ApacheSvr agent in the OS cartridge that monitors Apache locally by parsing the Apache access log.

Some Quest field engineers have been collaborating on a script-based agent that monitors Apache remotely by parsing the output generated by the Apache Status page.

This information is available when apache httpd is compiled with the "mod_status" module and ExtendedStatus is On as described at: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_status.html

When enabled, the Apache /server-status page looks like http://www.apache.org/server-status

The script agent runs on Unix. It collects, parses and reports 21 Apache-related metrics to Foglight.

If you are interested in this custom agent, especially if you have Apache Status enabled on your site and would like to beta test the agent and provide feedback, please respond.

Regards,

Brian Wheeldon