[CentOS] advice on using daemontools on centos production servers

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 17:56:39 EDT 2010


On 10/25/2010 5:54 AM, saurabh verma wrote:
> Hi advisors ,
>
> I would some suggestions on using http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html .
>
> My requirements is to use less systems daemon checks in nagios but concentrate more on  business / application level checks .
>
> We have lots of daemons like below
>
>> 1. ) snmpd
>> 2.) ntp
>> 3.) SSH
>> 4.) crond
>> 5.) php-cgi
>> 6.) nginx
>> 7.) Postfix
>> 8.) wackamole
>> 9.) spread
>> 10.) atop
>> 11.) redis
>> 12.) taillog-dopa
>> 13.) taillog-user
>> 14.) rsyncd
>
> ... ETC.
>
> We use nagios checks + event-handlers in case of daemon failure .
>
> My views is to use daemontool to control all these daemons , and create a single nagios check which scans /service/ directory and alerts for daemons which are getting restarting in unwanted ways.
>
> Some of my friends will argue about daemontools being non-unixy and unconventional , But I had good experience with daemontools on around 3000 servers earlier in my previous organization .
>
> Please advice what you guys think about daemontools and its pros and crons .

How is that going to mesh with updating packages that expect the stock 
tools to be used to restart themselves?

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   Les Mikesell
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