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Software Web Monitoring
|Original author(s)||Henrik Storner|
|Initial release||March 2005|
4.3.27 / March 24, 2016
|License||GNU GPL 2.0|
The application was inspired by the open-source version of Big Brother, a network monitoring application, and maintains backward compatibility with it. Between 2002 and 2004 Henrik Storner wrote an open-source software add-on called bbgen toolkit, then in March 2005 a stand-alone version was released called Hobbit. Versions of this were released between 2005 and 2008, but since a prior user of the trademark "Hobbit" existed, the tool was finally renamed Xymon. In January 2012, Quest Software discontinued development of Big Brother.
Xymon offers graphical monitoring, listing the various services of each machine, as well as listing the number of mail messages queued after a defined level of downtime. Statistics are shown graphically for all monitored services.
Monitored hosts require installation of a client, which is also free software, and which forwards monitoring information to a Xymon server. Clients are available for Unix and Linux (in formats including source tarball, RPM and Debian package) from the Xymon download site at Sourceforge. Windows hosts can use the Big Brother and Xymon-compatible BBWin client. Plugins extend monitoring to new types of applications and services, and many extension scripts for Big Brother will run unchanged on Xymon.
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|Wikibooks has a book on the topic of: System Monitoring with Xymon|