October 03, 2012
New iOS mobile app monitors server admin
Allegro Consultants has released what appears to be the first iPhone/iPad app which will monitor any servers running HP's Unix, Sun's Solaris, Linux or the Mac OS. iAdmin has a few more operating environments that it will touch, according to Allegro's co-founder Stan Sieler.
"Of course, we're working on adding MPE/iX support, as well as Windows," said Sieler.
iAdmin is an app that allows you to view the status of your servers from anywhere your iOS device has connectivity. At the moment, you can view your disk space utilization, drilling down through your file systems and directories, to see where your disk space has gone, and also, get a glimpse into your CPU performance.
If you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch and one or more servers running HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, or Solaris, you might want to try out the app. You can find it via http://www.itunes.com/apps/iadmin or by clicking on the App Store icon at http://iadmin.allegro.com.
Details on the server and setup for the app -- it also works on the iPod Touch -- are at the allegro.com website address above.
Use of the app requires setting up an account on Allegro's web server (http://iadmin.allegro.com), and then registering one or more systems (servers).
Then, the web server allows you to download a script for each system ... that script does data collection and emails the result to our iAdmin server, for later retrieval by the iAdmin app. Typically, users run our script via a cron job at least once a day.
Allegro has designed iAdmin as a subscription service. "We charge $9.99/month per system, with a discount for a longer term," Sieler says. "The first system is free for one month."
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