Chapter 2. Introduction

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What is the ParaStation GridMonitor?
Data collection process: collector
Graphical client (GridMonitor GUI)

What is the ParaStation GridMonitor?

The ParaStation GridMonitor is a versatile monitoring application for Linux-based compute clusters. It provides the administrator with various aspects of the available information, from an overall status to in-depth view of details. The GridMonitor may retrieve and store all kind of data from within one or more clusters. Data can be visualized in various ways using a web browser. Furthermore, the data is constantly monitored and in case of an abnormal situation, this is reported to the administrator.

The GridMonitor is designed for high scalability, robustness and low system overhead.