Overview IS&T provides a central monitoring and alerting tool for UNIX/Linux systems, using client-based agent software from Big Brother Software. Big Brother is a web-based systems and network monitor. It can monitor network connectivity by checking for host presence and the availability of HTTP and FTP services. It can also monitor utilization of CPU, memory, and disk space.
Available To Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments
Benefits Monitoring system health allows administrators to identify potential issues before they affect services.
Key Features
  • Agent-based tool provides system health information
  • Automatic paging and/or email alerts
Requirements In most cases, a monitoring agent must be installed on the local system; installation requires temporary administrator-level (i.e., “root”) access.
Cost No charge
Getting Started System administrators can contact us for more information.