1.8.2. Using the raxmon CLI

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

To get started, see Install and configure the monitoring agent in the Rackspace Cloud Monitoring Developer's Guide.

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

raxmon --h

To get help for a particular command, type the following command:

raxmon-command-name --h

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

raxmon-entities-create --h