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Automated Diagnostics

Automated Diagnostics

Linux OS & Applications

When responding to incidents related to Linux servers, there are many sorts of diagnostics that can be run. Unlike some cloud diagnostics, connecting to Linux servers will involve using node executorsopen in new window to connect. Node executors will be utilized by Runnersopen in new window with Runbook Automation or directly by servers with Process Automation (on-premise).
Node executors are configured as part of node definitions at the project level or per-node and then used as needed at job run-time by the Runner or server.

Often, Linux diagnostics are jobs composed of one or more commandopen in new window or scriptopen in new window steps that gather data from the node about resources or services on that node.


The following examples are included in our Automated Diagnostics Project, which can be downloaded hereopen in new window.

Check the health of a Linux service such as a web server or database

Parse server logs for common error messages

Syslog Queries For Common Errors
Syslog Queries For Common Errors

Collecting resource diagnostics from the server

Node Executors for Linux:

Process Automation and Runbook Automation offer multiple methods of communicating with Linux servers through the multiple Node Executors, such as these: