Simple package for monitoring IP up status
So there are a lot of packages that monitor and gather data on internal interfaces. None that I can see provide simple alerting (ie a server down alert).
So is there a simple package the can:
a) monitor only the up/down status of a particular internal IP, list of IPs
b) perhaps provides a dashboard wizard that could display 5 (or so) of these and their current status. Much like the "Interfaces" wizard does for the ports on device (green up, red down) -- does not need to collect history or show graphs (as an extension to the "Interfaces" wizard, ie just list them right there)
c) send email alerts when one (or more of those watched IP goes down)
d) has an optional time to check (ie status check every x seconds or x minutes)
Most of the detailed traffic logging actually seems better suited for running on another system, but something small like this would be most helpful on the NetGate.
Does anything like this exist?
dennypage last edited by
@dennypage Thanks for the reply -
I have looked at several full on Network Monitoring Systems, however they all offer far more than what is actually required for this use case and are also far better suited to running off the Netgate on a separate system.
I may have to resort to that and was just hoping someone knew of a package that could simply ping 5-6 internal systems every 10 minutes or so, and display the up/down status on the dashboard.
I can build a script and run it with cron that will do the ping and email if a link is down. (actually already on another box). But that is not very manageable or visible. So I was again hoping for something as simple as that, that would link into the dashboard running on the Netgate.
another way to do this might be to have an "Open Widget" for the dashboard. That could display any "off" device, html or json input being obtained from another source. More flexible dashboard display, as it could display information not hosted directly on the Netgate.
I do appreciate the feedback. Thanks
johnpoz LAYER 8 Global Moderator last edited by johnpoz
@jrey why not just run smoke ping as a docker on something, like your nas? So clearly you have some network and your worried about like 5 different things that might go down. But you got not other than your edge firewall/router that you can run docker on?
What exactly are you wanting to monitor - are they available outside? If so use a tool from outside, now you have monitor of yoru internet link from outside (always good) and your services. I do this for a couple of services I run.. I would never think to running this internally - because the services are meant to be available to the internet - so they should be monitored from the internet... And if they are down because say pfsense is down. Kind of hard to get warning email out?