ARMT (Another Remote Monitoring Tool) is another tool to assist server administrators in their fight to keep servers online.
This tool is still a work in progress so do not expect too much yet.
Currently monitoring of a remote server is performed via various scripts many of which perform simple repeatble tasks, such as checking for a running process or checking if a service such as HTTP is alive.
Other checks are not feasable or are a pain to perform as they require support of other tools such as a recent version of smartmontools, or other dependent libraries that may not be installed on the target machine.
ARMT aims to work around these issues by compiling to a static binary that contains all the required support tools embedded also as static binaries. So far ARMT is able to perform the following:
- Get installed PCI devices
- Get SMART status of block devices
- Get CCISS RAID status of arrays
- Get MD (Software) RAID status of arrays
- Get a running process list and ports bound to processes
- Connect to a HTTP(s) server
- Create and compare a MD5 hash database of critical system files
To perform these tasks ARMT uses the following support libraries and executables
- megactl (not used yet)
- lsscsi (not used yet and may be removed)
- zlib (not used yet)
To avoid shared linking ARMT also has it's own built-in DNS resolver that wraps
gethostbyname as linking to
gethostbyname causes a system dependency on the