7.5.3. Monitoring the RHN Server

In addition to monitoring all of your client systems, you may also use RHN to monitor your RHN Server, whether that be an RHN Satellite Server a RHN Proxy Server. To monitor your RHN Server, find a system monitored by the server, and go to that system's System Details ⇒ Probes tab.
Click create new probe and select the Satellite Probe Command Group. Next, complete the remaining fields as you would for any other probe. Refer to Section 7.5.1, “Managing Probes” for instructions.
Although the RHN Server appears to be monitored by the client system, the probe is actually run from the server on itself. Thresholds and notifications work normally.


Any probes that require Red Hat Network Monitoring Daemonconnections cannot be used against a RHN Satellite Server or RHN Proxy Server on which Monitoring software is running. This includes most probes in the Linux command group as well as the Log Agent probes and the Remote Program probes. Use the Satellite command group probes to monitor RHN Satellite Servers and RHN Proxy Servers. In the case of Proxy scouts, the probes are listed under the system for which they are reporting data.