q-status™ Linux Description

q-status™ Linux reports Data center summaries of servers, networks and disks. q-status™ Linux Server summary lists all the data servers by procressor speed, memory, attached storage and active network interfaces. Sumarize include system type and OS versions. The disk summary report displays the total disk space used and disk space available with dynamic filtering to display only the data, root and/or temp (/var) file sets of all the server in the data center at the same time. The disk summary report easily identifies which servers have the most free space available and which servers have the most disk space used. The Network Summary reports IP address, speed and duplex. It also identifies duplicate IP’s and identifes those networks that are bonded.

Standard Unix Commands
Unix commands are executed within q-status™ Linux such as df and ifconfig. Each Unix server provides information to the q-status™ Linux software utilizing the Unix crontab - the Linux background manager daemon. q-status™ Linux utilizes a Java based encrypted SSH secure protocol without requiring any security hole to be open. This eliminates firewall communication and security issues with sockets or ports. q-status™ Linux is designed to process text files and display information in a Web page using a database that is created on the fly. Because q-status™ Linux utilizes a Java transfer method, ssh comminication pairs are not required and any password requirement is totally encrypted on both the client server and the q-Status™ Linux Web server.

What is Supported
q-status™ Linux supports a variety of Linux versions including RedHat, SuSE, Debian, Gentoo and Ubuntu Linux. q-Status™ Linux incorporates Javascript objects which provide sort and filtering capabilities.

  • Javascript objects sort fields in selection interfaces
  • Search Filter Widget to quickly locate data in specific reports.
  • search function looks for packages or general text items.
  • packages search can locate packages down to the version level.
  • general text search supports parameter location by type such as hardware, network, volume manager item.
  • search function can generate 'not installed" as well as "installed" list.
  • compare engine for hardware, software, patches, kernel as well as baseline comparisons (e.g. history)
  • network summary by IP identifies duplicate IP's
  • IPtables reporting and comparison.
  • network status summary which displays server network speed, full or half duplex and auto negotiate enabled
  • multi-function discrepancy report engine in all comparison modules to display "revision conflict", and "missing only" as well as identifying "discrepancies".
  • custom comparision and discrepancy reporting for client's own collected custom data
  • custom module examples including baseline comparison are included with q-status™ Linux.
  • raw data reports
  • email alerts for configuration changes
  • email alerts for disk system exceeding user defined thresholds by filesystems. Controlled through Web interface.
Search Function
q-status™ Linux incorporates search capabilities. This includes searching for packages and their revisions. A general search functionality is provided which will search the RAW q-status™ text files to locate specific text strings such as hardware, IP address, software pacakges, etc. Search filter types allow searches using "less than" or "equal to" or "not installed".

Compare Engine
q-status™ Linux provides simultaneous comparison of multiple servers for Hardware, Patches, Packages, Kernel, and Baseline discrepancies. The q-status™ multiple discrepancy filters allow separate views of missing or version conflicts.

Email Alerts
q-status™ Linux provides emails alerts for both storage and configuration changes. Configuration email alerts are triggered by comparing daily configurations against previous version. If a configuration change is identified and email alert is issue to a mailing list. This email include a hyper link to the q-status™ Linux Web page displaying the issue in detail. Disk emails alerts are triggered by comparing hourly any disk change to a list of thresholds. Disk tresholds are adjustable for any file systems per server through a Administrative GUI.

q-status™ Linux Features
Feature q-status™
Supports Red Hat Linux Yes
Supports CentOS Linux Yes
Supports SuSe Linux Yes
Supports Debian Linux Yes
Supports Gentoo Linux Yes
Supports Ubuntu Linux Yes
Hardware Configuration Yes
Server Summary Yes
Disk Configuration Yes
Disk Configuration with multi-threshold bar graph Yes
Volume Manager Configuration Yes
Network Configuration Yes
Network Summary Yes
Network Status Yes
IP Tables Summary and Listing Yes
Package Comparison Yes
Listing of software update available for each server Yes
Complex Server Configuration, Status and Board Layout Yes
Baseline Comparisons for hardware, patches, packages, network and kernel Yes
Ongoing Support/Maintenance and Regular Updates Yes
Server Grouping Display and Discrimination Yes
Discrepancy Reporting for all comparisons including Baseline Yes
Custom Comparison an Discrepancy reporting including Custom Baseline Yes
vmware, xen, and kvm integration with physical and virtual server cross referencing Yes
Disk email alerts Yes
Configuration change Email alerts Yes
Root Kit Hunter Email alerts Yes
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