How to do OS Monitoring with Domotz

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In this article, we will illustrate how Domotz can enable its users to extract additional information about the devices connected to the network and their Operating Systems.  We will cover the following topics:

  • What is OS Monitoring?
  • Why is OS Monitoring important?
  • OS Monitoring with Domotz
  • Linux
  • Dell iDrac
  • HP iLO
  • macOS
  • Raspian
  • VMware ESXi
  • Windows

What is OS Monitoring?

Operating System (OS) monitoring refers to observing and tracking the performance of a computer’s operating system, behavior, and resource utilization. It involves collecting and analyzing data related to various aspects of the operating system’s functioning, such as CPU usage, memory usage, disk activity, network activity, and more. 

OS monitoring helps you identify issues, diagnose problems, optimize performance, and ensure a computer system’s overall health and stability. Monitoring tools and techniques are used to provide insights into the operating system’s activities and to make informed decisions about resource allocation and troubleshooting.

Imagine you ran a warehouse connected to an e-commerce site. You might use several different  Operating Systems to keep things running. For example, you might have Windows machines for your front offices, Linux servers for your website hosting, single-board computers (SBCs) for your warehouse oversight systems, and so on.

Why is OS Monitoring important?

Comprehensive OS monitoring practices unify independent computer systems in a universally applicable framework. In addition to collecting standard monitoring data, such as IP addresses and hardware types, Operating systems monitoring can reveal specific details about the running systems. 

What data can you extract using the OS monitoring?  

To start, you can explore the type of OS used by a given device and its versions, system architectures, and vendors. You can combine it with data like build and serial numbers. As a result, you can use this information when deploying and maintaining software that may depend on environment-specific requirements to work correctly.

OS monitoring can also help contextualize performance data. For instance, if you upgrade to a new Linux version and something breaks in your consumer-facing software, OS monitoring will make it easier to find the culprit. 

Understanding OS Monitoring with Domotz

Domot has developed an OS monitoring feature to help you extract additional information about your devices. 

You’ll be able to see information like the following:

  • OS name
  • Version
  • Vendor
  • Architecture
  • Serial number
  • Build number

In addition, Domotz provides OS monitoring templates that you can use to create personalized tables to monitor OS sensors. You’ll see all the information you want to monitor about your devices in monitoring customized dashboards.

Use the OS Monitoring feature for the following systems:


Debian/Ubuntu Linux is one of the most popular OS because of its simplicity and stability. The Linux OS monitoring is integrated with Domotz, allowing you to watch over networked hardware, cloud microservices, and web apps from one convenient dashboard using straightforward, customizable scripts.

Dell iDRAC 

Getting a server running is only half the battle. With the pre-configured SNMP templates available in Domotz for Dell iDRAC monitoring, you can monitor the servers as events develop. You can use the Domotz pre-configured SNMP templates to optimize your iDRAC management and improve the productivity and ability of your Dell PowerEdge servers. Receive notifications about system issues to resolve remote system management issues in advance. Get a better insight into the performance of the servers you manage to improve your overall server management.


HP iLO servers have high capabilities, but their flexibility can have downsides. It’s tough to decide which OS factors impact performance the most – from temperatures to storage space and fan speeds, there’s much to keep track of. Use our OS monitoring feature or SNMP pre-configured templates to simplify your HP iLO monitoring with Domotz. You’ll find ready-to-use templates that you can use as they are or customize for your unique use case.

MacOS Catalina 

Domotz MacOS monitoring offers a secure way to demystify the complex processes that unfold on Mac devices. All you need is a user account with shell access to get going via Apple’s standard remote login. 

You can proactively monitor macOS devices and get quick access to additional information about them. Domotz will extract the following details:

  • OS name
  • Version
  • Vendor
  • Architecture
  • Serial number


If you’re running Rasberry Pi hardware, you’re probably running Raspbian – and Domotz can help you manage it more effectively. SBCs are notoriously picky, but you can eliminate some guesswork with Raspbian monitoring with Domotz.

VMware ESXi 

Domotz will simplify your life regarding VMware ESXi monitoring too. With our VMware ESXi monitoring, you no longer have to face uncertainty because you’re running on bare metal. This feature is a convenient layer that reveals VM names, power statuses, memory size, virtual CPU counts, Ethernet statuses, and other crucial statistics with minimal overhead. 

On a VMWare ESXi server, Domotz will also retrieve information related to Virtual Machines (VM):

  • VMs name
  • Power Status
  • Guest Full Name and OS
  • Memory Size
  • Virtual CPUs (number)
  • Ethernet Cards attached to the VM (number)
  • Virtual Disks attached to the VM (number)
  • Path Name for the VM disk
  • UUID (Universal Unique Identifier)
  • Boot-Time


Domotz includes OS sensor monitoring and custom scripts for the following: 

  • Windows CPU Usage Monitoring helps you learn how much processing power you use for specific data tasks and programs and configure smart custom alerts effortlessly.
  • Windows Endpoints Monitoring can be tough to manage without a framework. With Domotz, you can receive notifications when values change, confirm host accessibility, and get instant VPN connection statuses.
  • Windows Services Monitoring enhances your visibility of what’s happening at any moment. Long-running executables shouldn’t escape notice just because they’re in the background. 
  • Windows Update Agent Monitoring improves your odds of keeping systems current without causing service disruptions, making scheduling upgrades and maintaining complex networks easier.

Get Started with Domotz OS Monitoring

Does your organization want to leverage the full power of distributed computing? Operational awareness is necessary – and Domotz OS monitoring lets you do the job right. Start Your Free Trial today. 

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