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05-Oct-2009
This new version introduces two new major features. The first one refers to a new mode of how is represented the data. Until now the only way to represent the data was using graphs, now it's possible to represent it using plain text tables. Although some people may consider it less useful for daily monitoring, it's intended mainly for blind people or people with vision impairments that use Screenreaders software to interact with the computer. Obviously it can also be used for automatic data processing from scripts.

My very special thanks to Christoph Dören for his suggestion to add this new feature and for his assistance to make the information clean enough.

The other new feature introduces (by popular demand) the concept of Alert Capabilities to Monitorix. It incorporates the ability to execute an external shell-script when the value of the last 15 minutes of the CPU load average reaches or exceeds a defined threshold value for more than an specified amount of time.

Since this is the only alert introduced to Monitorix, people that need a complete multialert system should know that it might be better accomplished using another tool.

Please, refer the monitorix.conf(5) man page for more information about these new options introduced by those new features.

Finally this version fixes a bug that affected the way how are represented the individual per processor graphs.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The configuration file monitorix.conf has been extended with important changes.


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