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Part VI. Monitoring and Automation

This part describes various tools that allow system administrators to monitor system performance, automate system tasks, and report bugs.

Table of Contents

16. System Monitoring Tools
16.1. System Processes
16.2. Memory Usage
16.3. File Systems
16.4. Hardware
16.5. Additional Resources
16.5.1. Installed Documentation
17. Viewing and Managing Log Files
17.1. Configuring rsyslog
17.1.1. Global Directives
17.1.2. Modules
17.1.3. Rules
17.1.4. rsyslog Command Line Configuration
17.2. Locating Log Files
17.2.1. Configuring logrotate
17.3. Viewing Log Files
17.4. Adding a Log File
17.5. Monitoring Log Files
17.6. Additional Resources
17.6.1. Installed Documentation
17.6.2. Useful Websites
18. Automating System Tasks
18.1. Cron and Anacron
18.1.1. Starting and Stopping the Service
18.1.2. Configuring Anacron Jobs
18.1.3. Configuring Cron Jobs
18.1.4. Controlling Access to Cron
18.1.5. Black/White Listing of Cron Jobs
18.2. At and Batch
18.2.1. Configuring At Jobs
18.2.2. Configuring Batch Jobs
18.2.3. Viewing Pending Jobs
18.2.4. Additional Command Line Options
18.2.5. Controlling Access to At and Batch
18.2.6. Starting and Stopping the Service
18.3. Additional Resources
18.3.1. Installed Documentation
19. Automatic Bug-Reporting Tool (ABRT)
19.1. Overview
19.2. Installing and Running ABRT
19.3. ABRT Plugins
19.3.1. Analyzer Plugins
19.3.2. Reporter Plugins
19.3.3. Plugin Configuration in the GUI
19.4. Generating Backtraces
19.4.1. Troubleshooting Backtrace Generation
19.5. Using the Command Line Interface
19.5.1. Viewing Crashes
19.5.2. Reporting Crashes
19.5.3. Deleting Crashes
19.6. Configuring ABRT
19.7. Configuring Centralized Crash Collection
19.7.1. Testing ABRT's Crash Detection
19.7.2. Testing the Upload Method
19.8. Configuring Automatic Reporting