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unixadmin_1
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Daily system checks

Hi,

I am new to unix admin can any one explain me about daily system check tasks, what kind of reports should i generate with these tasks and to whom i need to report. Please let me know as quick as possible.

Thank you.
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Ivan Krastev
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Re: Daily system checks

Normally check syslog file(s) for any errors/fails messages. You don't have to report to someone - just fix the issues.

regards,
ivan
Jeeshan
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Re: Daily system checks

system checks includes like

1. syslog for any error.
2. event.log for any hardware error.
3. MP event log checking.
4. Disk utilization etc.

you can create a script which will check those events periodically and any error found will send you mail or SMS.
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Jeeshan
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Re: Daily system checks

you didn't assigned any points in our earlier threads?

do u know how to assign points?
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Md. Farhan A Azam
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Re: Daily system checks

Hi You may use these commands for system checkup....

#top
#bdf
#sar 5 20
#./kmeminfo (if kmeminfo is installed)
#tail -1000 /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log |more
#vmstat 5 10
#dmesg
Torsten.
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Re: Daily system checks

You may check soooo many things - but if you have many servers, one day is not enough to do the same procedure on each ...

I would keep an eye on roots mailbox for messages from the diags or better configure your email as recipient.

If you have add. monitoring software like ISEE or SIM you can check this for the status.

Anyway, you can start with check if the server is up and searching the syslog

;-)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Avinash20
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Re: Daily system checks

Hi,

You could refer to the following itrc doc which is similar to your

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1055010
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Raj D.
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Re: Daily system checks

Also dont forget to check the load factor of the system,
Quick checkin the load would ensure everything seems to be ok,
If the load goes more than 1 , or ~1+ ,~2,~3,~4 value ,you need to check who is running what processes and that might slow down the system significantly and users may compalain saying their jobs are running slower than usual speed.

Example: [ This is normal load of a 16cpu/32gb system, running mcsg pkgs: 0.17 ]

# uptime 1:05pm up 170 days, 10:27, 24 users, load average: 0.17, 0.17, 0.17


Cheers,
Raj.
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Md. Farhan A Azam
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Re: Daily system checks

Hi, Don't forgot to assign the points
unixadmin_1
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Re: Daily system checks

Thanks