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Remote Linux Monitoring - User rights

Theodore_x86
Frequent Guest

Hello. For the below extension:

https://www.dynatrace.com/hub/detail/remote-linux-monitoring/

is it somewhere stated what specific rights are needed for the Linux monitoring user? I guess that we need execute or read rights but for which commands?

Thanks.

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JamesKitson
Dynatrace Guru
Dynatrace Guru

I have a draft of new Hub documentation that will be published soon but this is the relevant part. The answer depends on the OS selected.

For Debian based ones we also read some data from /proc/stat and /proc/meminfo.

It's designed to not need anything that would require elevated permissions in a 'default' install.

Debian Based Linux (Generic Linux)

  • vmstat

  • w

  • df

  • cat

  • top

  • pgrep

  • iostat

  • ip or netstat

    • older OSs don't have required stats in 'ip' command and will 'fall back' to netstat

Solaris

  • vmstat

  • w

  • df

  • netstat

  • ps

  • grep

  • prstat

  • kstat

  • mpstat

  • iostat

  • swap

  • prtconf

AIX

  • vmstat

  • w

  • df

  • netstat

  • ps

  • grep

  • svmon

  • mpstat

  • iostat

FreeBSD

  • vmstat

  • w

  • df

  • netstat

  • ps

  • top

  • grep

  • iostat

HP-UX

  • vmstat

  • w

  • df

  • netstat

  • ps

  • grep

  • swapinfo

  • top

  • sar

@JamesKitson,

Great stuff! Looking for support of AIX 5.3 (very old). Do you know if it works?

Antonio Sousa

We can't test every version of every distro, but it's designed so that it shouldn't matter unless some of these basic commands are missing. If there does seem to be an issue with an older one, a ticket can be opened and we can investigate if adding support is feasible.

DanielS
DynaMight Champion
DynaMight Champion

Great work @JamesKitson I have several clients asking for this.

The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.

FYI there's a new version available now and as part of this update we added this information to the hub page (under troubleshooting): https://www.dynatrace.com/hub/detail/remote-linux-monitoring

 

Theodore_x86
Frequent Guest

Thank you very much!