Setting up Kaltura platform monitoring

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The Kaltura server includes extensive monitoring scripts, making use of our PHP5 API.
Apart from the scripts themselves, template configuration files for the Nagios monitoring system [] are also supplied.
The monitors operate on partner -4, created as part of the installation and dedicated to this purpose.

  • The configuration for the API monitors is auto generated and placed here: /opt/kaltura/app/tests/monitoring/config.ini
  • The nagios templates can be found here: /opt/kaltura/app/plugins/monitor/nagios/config/

If you wish to use the monitors with a monitoring system different than Nagios, it is very easy.
Simple adopt the commands available here: /opt/kaltura/app/plugins/monitor/nagios/config/commands.cfg
And make similar configurations for your monitoring system.

All these monitors can run equally as well from the shell so they can also be placed as cron jobs.

For example:

# php /opt/kaltura/app/plugins/monitor/nagios/exec.php --error-threshold 0 --script "/opt/kaltura/app/tests/monitoring/dwh/lockedProcesses.php --daily
All processes released
# /usr/bin/php /opt/kaltura/app/plugins/monitor/nagios/exec.php --warning-threshold 1 --error-threshold 2 --script "/opt/kaltura/app/tests/monitoring/
Multi-request execution time: 0.27060580253601 seconds
# /usr/bin/php /opt/kaltura/app/plugins/monitor/nagios/exec.php --script "/opt/kaltura/app/tests/monitoring/db/sphinxIntegrity.php --hostname amdb --time-offset 3600 --
3 Tag objects changed, updated in the log and in the sphinx

In addition, the platform utilizes Monit as a watchdog for its daemons, you can see the status in the Admin Console, under the 'Monitoring' tab.