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 Viewing/Killing Processes?, Webuzo Access to process list like TOP (7 Replies, Read 683 times)
ruggieroav
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Hi,

Unless I missed it, although Webuzo provides a way to start/stop/restart pre-defined applications and services, as well as even reboot the entire server, there is no way for me to view a process list, such as with a OpenVZ VPS.  Please consider adding process listing in Webuzo with appropriate warnings of course that killing the wrong process on a remote system might cause the system to crash or otherwise become inaccessible.

The other item that would be ideal is access to the Linux software watchdog process.  Like setting Cron Jobs, I want to be able to specify the conditions under which a rogue process is automatically killed or restarted.

Thanks!
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wolke
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Webuzo only cares about its own apps/processes and you should not install any other software an a webuzo vm. If it is necessary to kill a process there must be something really odd going on and it is probably the best solution to reboot the whole server.
If you still want to kill a process, you can login by ssh and  just kill it manually.
Get the process-id:
Code
ps aux | grep [name or partial name of process]

then

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kill [process-id]


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Dhanya
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Hi,

Thank you for your suggestions.

Our developers will try to add the features in future versions of Webuzo.

Let us know if you need any further information.
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ruggieroav
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Thank you both - the issue that brought on the suggestion was a process of "php" running as root that eventually maxed out the CPU... though I confirmed that there was no php scripts or rogue software on the machine, the process remained stuck even though restarts of Aphache (and hence PHP).  Yes, a reboot would have fixed things too, but I was hoping that I could have killed the process via a TOP-like app from the Webuzo GUI.
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ruggieroav
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Meant to clarify, yes I am running PHP scripts, but nothing was out of place on the system.  Script kiddies are always trying to find holes in php anyway, but this was a new one for me, that one process would peg the CPU for so long without being killed due to an execution limit, etc.
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wolke
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hmmm, that´s beyond something a controlpanel could do for you. You need ClouLinux LVM for effective ressource limitation, but even that is user based, meaning that one "outlaw" on your server can´t bring down the server itself or affect other users on the same server. That´s effectively what we need for webhosting business. But Webuzo is a single user controlpanel, where limiting ressources wouldn´t make much sense (at least to me).
There is maybe another solution. You may try pinguzo.com for server monitoring. It´s worth throwing an eye on it. Although they says it´s in beta, the service operates more like a release candidate or even final.
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ruggieroav
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Quote From : wolke March 8, 2019, 6:59 pm
hmmm, that´s beyond something a controlpanel could do for you. You need ClouLinux LVM for effective ressource limitation, but even that is user based, meaning that one "outlaw" on your server can´t bring down the server itself or affect other users on the same server. That´s effectively what we need for webhosting business. But Webuzo is a single user controlpanel, where limiting ressources wouldn´t make much sense (at least to me).
There is maybe another solution. You may try pinguzo.com for server monitoring. It´s worth throwing an eye on it. Although they says it´s in beta, the service operates more like a release candidate or even final.


Thanks for the suggestions - I don't think a scaled-down GUI-based or otherwise direct-access implementation of, say, the TOP command, would be overkill for a single user control panel; as it is now, you can start and restart the included Webuzo services, so why not be able to see or access running processes in a list?  Yes, this type of thing is usually implemented at the hypervisor level in cases of a virtual machine, but you already have the framework in place with Webuzo.  I am glad their response was positive.

Note that IF Webuzo were to implement this feature, it is assumed that the initial task would be done under the logged in single user at first (soft, by default), so entering/confirming the linux ROOT password would be a definite requirement.   

As for Pinguzo, I'll look into it - I am currently using Uptime Robot for server monitoring, but this seems to offer more, as long as you're willing to install the agent onto the target server.  Would be interested to know if the agent itself skews metrics somewhat, but it's worth a try.
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wolke
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Would be interested to know if the agent itself skews metrics somewhat

Not noticeable as far as I can say with my experience with pinguzo.
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