1.8.2. Using the raxmon CLI

The raxmon command line interface lets you interact with the Rackspace Cloud Monitoring API in a quick and efficient manner. If you're not a programmer, we suggest using raxmon to become familiar with the product and its capabilities. Even if have programming experience, you might like the speed at which you can set up monitors using raxmon.

See Install and configure the monitoring agent in the Rackspace Cloud Monitoring Developer's Guide to get started.

Once you have installed raxmon, type the following command in a terminal or command window to see a list of the available raxmon commands:

raxmon --help or raxmon --h

To get help for a particular command, type:

raxmon-command-name --help or raxmon-command-name --h

For example, you can see a brief description of each option you would use to create an entity in the monitoring system by typing the following command:

raxmon-entities-create --h