Jul 15

Configure Monit

wzuup monit

Monit is configured by ~/.monitrc which needs to be created after installation.

$ vim .monitrc

Create a minimal control file.

# check every 60sec
set daemon 60

# configure the notification on alert
set mailserver localhost
set mail-format { from: [email protected] }
set alert [email protected]

set httpd port 2812 and
    use address localhost  # only accept connection from localhost
    allow localhost        # allow localhost to connect to the server and

Run syntax check for the control file.

$ monit -t
monit: The control file '/root/.monitrc' must have permissions no more than -rwx------ (0700); right now permissions are -rw-r--r-- (0644).

Change the permissions and recheck

$ chmod 0700 .monitrc
$ monit -t
Control file syntax OK
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