We have a need to pull F5 statistics and put them into a graphical interface. We are currently running the f5_monitor in the foreground (user has an open putty session with it running on their desktop). Though this is working, this is not the solution I would have in mind.
Is there something out there for someone with little to no experience with Ruby/New Relic plugins that will help me set this up?
My first thought is, I can write a wrapper script to look for the process, and if its running, does nothing, if its not, it starts it. This can be in cron, and run in the background. I know this is a solution, but I am hopeful that there is a cleaner solution out there.