How do I monitor a machine's uptime of a Unix system? (NETIQKB10138)

  • 7710138
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Aug-2007


How do I monitor a machine's uptime of a Unix system?

AppManager 5.x

Unix_SystemUPTime knowledge script


AppManager 4.3 and 5.x include a knowledge script, UNIX_SystemUpTime, that allows for monitoring how long a UNIX server has been continuously available.

To generate a report on the data collected for this knowledge script, users can run the ReportAM_SystemUpTime report to generate a report based on the data that the NT_SystemUpTime and UNIX_SystemUpTime Knowledge Scripts generate.

For detailed information on the ReportAM_SystemUPTime report, please see the online help file included with the report.



Use this Knowledge Script to monitor the system up time for a UNIX server. This Knowledge Script tracks the number of hours that the computer has been operational since it was last rebooted. If the computer was rebooted within the monitoring interval, an event is raised.

AppManager 4.3 users will need to have installed the Report Pack to use the report. The Report Pack can be downloaded from the Extended Support section of the Appmanager support site.


The AppManager Report Pack delivers significant feature and usability enhancements to reporting on the information in the AppManager repository. In all, the AppManager Report Pack includes several new reports and updates to many others. In addition, the Report Pack includes a substantially simplified Report Object to enable easier customization. In addition to including multiple types of data in a single report, you can now use a single report agent to generate reports from any number of AppManager repositories. A new Operator Console preference lets you add multiple repositories as child objects of the report agent. This new functionality can comfortably co-exist with whatever 4.0 reporting you have in place: the 4.3 report agent can run the 4.0 reports you already have configured, as well as implement the new Report Pack features.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB10138