Samba monitoring

Configure our Samba plugin to monitor the performance metrics of your Samba servers.

Samba is an open Source/free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Install and use our Samba monitoring tool and get detailed insights into server activity and health.

This document details how to configure the Samba plugin and the monitoring metrics for providing in-depth visibility into the performance, availability, and usage stats of Samba servers.

Samba performance monitoring metrics:

Take informed troubleshooting decisions by keeping track of critical Samba metrics including:

Samba version

Use the metric "samba_version" and view the full information on your current Samba installation version.

Folders accessed

Get information on the number of unique folder shares being accessed by the user with the metric "folders_accessed".

Users

The metric "users" lists out the total number of users that have an open connection to your Samba server.

How it works?

  • Log-in to your Site24x7 account. Sign up here if you don't have one
  • Download and install the latest version of Site24x7 Linux agent
  • Install the Samba plugin
  • The agent will execute the Samba plugin and push the data to the Site24x7 server

Prerequisites:

  • Ensure Samba is installed and running in the server where you are going to install the plugin.
  • Run the command "sudo smbstatus" to check whether installation is done properly. If the command yields an output, only then will the plugin function properly.

Samba plugin installation:

  • Create a directory with the name "samba", under Site24x7 Linux Agent plugin directory - /opt/site24x7/monagent/plugins/
  • cd /opt/site24x7/monagent/plugins/
    sudo mkdir samba
  • Download the file "samba.py" from our GitHub repository and place it under the "samba" directory
  • cd samba
    sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/site24x7/plugins/master/samba/samba.py

Samba plugin configuration:

  • In order to change the monitoring configuration, go to plugins directory and edit the required plugin file
  • Samba plugin file location - /opt/site24x7agent/monagent/plugins/samba/samba.py

  • Replace the shebang character "#!" with the appropriate path for Python in your system
  • Eg : #!/usr/local/bin/python3
  • Make your changes in the config section (example given below)
  • HOST = "localhost"
    ADMINPORT = "4848"

Monitoring additional metrics:

  • To monitor additional metrics, edit the "samba.py" file and add the new metrics that need monitoring
  • Increment the plugin version value in the file "samba.py" to view the newly added metrics ( For e.g. Change the default plugin version from PLUGIN_VERSION = "1" to "PLUGIN_VERSION = "2")

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