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Monit is a utility for managing and monitoring processes, files, directories and filesystems on a Unix system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations. E.g. Monit can start a process if it does not run, restart a process if it does not respond and stop a process if it uses too much resources. You may use Monit to monitor files, directories and filesystems for changes, such as timestamps changes, checksum changes or size changes.


The monit addon comes with a default configuration file monitrc in /etc.


Monitor asterisk instance

check process asterisk with pidfile /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.pid
      start   = "/etc/init.d/asterisk start"
      stop    = "/etc/init.d/asterisk stop"
      restart = "/etc/init.d/asterisk restart"
      if failed host secure.dus.net port 5061 type TCP then alert

check host proxy.dus.net with address proxy.dus.net
      if failed
              port 5060 type tcp protocol sip
              with target "proxy.dus.net:5060"
      then alert

check host sipgate.de with address sipgate.de
      if failed
              port 5060 type udp protocol sip
              with target "sipgate.de:5060"
      then alert

check file asterisk-log with path /var/log/asterisk/messages
       if match ".*Wrong password.*" then alert
     if match "Oh dear... we couldn't allocate a port for RTP instance" then alert
       if match "Registration for '41.*timed out" then alert
       if match "Registration for '42.*timed out" then exec "/usr/sbin/asterisk -r -x 'core restart now'"

check file asterisk-security path /var/log/asterisk/security
     if match "InvalidPassword" then alert

Monitor VDR process

check file vdr-log with path /var/log/vdr
      if match "ERROR: video data stream broken" then alert #exec "/etc/init.d/runvdr-server restart"
      if match "SATIP-ERROR: Connect failed" then alert #exec "/etc/init.d/runvdr-server restart"

check process vdr-server with pidfile /var/run/runvdr-server.pid
      start program = "/etc/init.d/runvdr-server start" with timeout 60 seconds
      stop  program = "/etc/init.d/runvdr-server stop"
      if memory usage > 25% for 5 cycles then alert
      if memory usage > 30% for 5 cycles then restart
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Older Revisions • August 23 at 12:44 am • Jon