Monitoring and restarting Open-Xchange

I started using monit for monitoring and automatically restaring process on some linux servers.

That is working quite well and you can find an easy setup guide here.

This is my setup in the /etc/monit/monitrc config file, to monitor and restart an open xchange server.

  check system localhost

    if loadavg (1min) > 4 then alert

    if loadavg (5min) > 2 then alert

    if memory usage > 75% then alert

    if swap usage > 25% then alert

    if cpu usage (user) > 70% then alert

    if cpu usage (system) > 30% then alert

    if cpu usage (wait) > 20% then alert

  check process open-xchange with pidfile /var/run/

    start program = „/etc/init.d/open-xchange start“

    stop program = „/etc/init.d/open-xchange stop“

It alerts about the status of the server, and if it  doesn’t find a running service, it restarts it.