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monitorix: a lightweight system monitoring tool


monitorix - a lightweight system monitoring tool


monitorix -c configfile [-p pidfile] [-d none | graph[,graph] | all] [-v] [-n]


This Perl daemon starts the main Monitorix process, which gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information in a set of RRD files.


-c configfile
The default location of the main configuration file varies depending on the operating system:

Linux: /etc/monitorix/monitorix.conf
FreeBSD: /usr/local/etc/monitorix.conf

Extra configuration files can be placed in /etc/monitorix/conf.d, they will be loaded right after the main configuration file (overriding previous options).

-p pidfile
Stores the daemon's process ID into the specified file.
-d none | graph[,graph] | all
Logs more information about what monitorix is doing internally. The keys reflect if the data collected must be displayed on each case. If all is defined, the data collected of all enabled graphs will be shown. If none is defined no data collected will be shown. Finally it is also possible to define a comma-separated list of graph names from which show their data collected.
For a reference of all graph names check the option graph_name in the monitorix.conf configuration file.
Displays version information.
This argument will prevent Monitorix from daemonizing, and hence, forcing it to run in foreground. This is specially usefull for debugging purposes.


On receipt of a SIGHUP, monitorix will close and reopen its log file. This is useful in scripts which rotate and age log files.

Note that the configuration file is not re-read.


The following set of the files are created on every startup:
Stores the path of configfile.
Stores the output of hplog command.
HTML main page.


Monitorix is written by Jordi Sanfeliu <jordi [at]>


Copyright © 2005-2015 Jordi Sanfeliu
Licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2).