We are testing New Relic to monitor several remote Linux servers. The application the servers host rely on a myriad of Linux processes running. When in development, some of these processes have been known to crash; the application is then partly functional, and in some cases may appear to be fully functional to the end user (but isn’t really).
We’d like to create a kind of alerting “basket” of predefined Linux processes, as we now do in Nagios. When the process fails, or the number of identical processes (think httpd) exceeds certain high-low range, we’d like to get an alert.
Is this something we can do with the new Alert beta?